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The designer’s poison pen? The extent of architects’ duties to property developers

21 Jun 2018 - , 00:00

Hardwicke’s Professional Negligence Team are delighted to announce the details of their next breakfast seminar which will take place on Thursday, 21 June.

The scope of responsibility owed by architects to their clients, and the impact of failing to design to a budget, has been the subject of continuing debate in the courts. This can raise complex causation issues when a claimant has wider funding constraints. These issues have recently been developed outside the construction law sphere in Hughes-Holland v BPE Solicitors and now applied to designers in Riva Properties Ltd v Foster. What are the implications of this decision? Did the court get it right?

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