As a result of Hardwicke’s position as a leading construction and property chambers, our “very commercial, very efficient and very smart” (Chambers UK) practitioners are genuine experts in handling the full range of professional liability matters concerning construction and property professionals, including insurance related issues.
We specialise in complex, multi-party and high-value professional negligence disputes involving a variety of construction and property professionals, including surveyors and valuers of various kinds, architects, structural engineers, estate agents and letting agents. We also act in relation to claims against legal professionals (see the Professional Liability – Legal Professionals tab for our experience in this area).
Practitioners have an established reputation and act in numerous high-profile matters, including cases concerning the viability of sea defence facilities, arterial roads, the design and construction of iconic buildings in the City of London and elsewhere, such as the National Museum of Liverpool, and major infrastructure projects around the world.
The team produces Risk & Negligence in Property Transactions: a guide to the specific issues that may arise, in the acquisition and conveyance of land and identifies the risks faced by solicitors acting for both buyer and seller that may give rise to liability in negligence as well as Construction Professional Indemnity Insurance: a comprehensive and authoritative analysis of legal issues arising under professional indemnity cover for architects, engineers, surveyors, project managers and consultants.