Will an architect be in breach of his duty of care if his design fails to takes into account the client’s budget? This point was considered by the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) in the case of Riva Properties Limited v Foster + Partners (2017 EWHC 2574). Facts Riva Properties Limited (Riva) engaged Foster + […]
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Commentators have argued that Mr Justice Coulson in Grove Developments Limited v S&T (UK) Limited  EWHC 123 (TCC) (“Grove”) may have put an end to the trend of so-called ‘smash and grab’ adjudications where the payee pursues the payer for an application for payment in full where no valid payment or pay less notice […]
If you don’t charge for your professional services and you don’t have a formal contract of engagement do you still owe a client a duty of care to provide those services with reasonable skill and care? This point was considered in the case of Lejonvam -v- Burgess and Another (2017) by the Court of Appeal.