Architect not liable in negligence

In Burgess v Lejonvarn the claimants failed in every aspect of their breach of duty claim against the defendant architect.

In Burgess v Lejonvarn the court rejected, on the facts, the claimants’ allegations of negligence and breach of duty in respect of design and project management obligations, inspection, preparation of budget and assessing and approving payments, amongst others. The “global claim”, by which the claimants tried to claim the difference between the costs incurred and those which would have been incurred if the claimants had stuck with their original designer, was described as “offending common sense”. Please see below for Frances Gordon-Weeks’ and Jonathan Spencer’s article on this interesting decision.

High Court dismisses negligence claim against architect on every count: Burgess v Lejonvarn

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