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Mears Limited v Costplan Services (South East) Limited and Others  EWCA Civ 502 – the Court of Appeal considers the issue of practical completion for the first time in 50 years.
The case concerns a dispute that arose from the development of two blocks of student accommodation at Notte Street in Plymouth ("the Development").Read more
The Legal Services Act 2007 ("the 2007 Act") sets out a number of reserved legal activities which may only be carried out by authorised (e.g. by the Law Society) or exempt (e.g. litigants in person)…Read more
The Technology and Construction Court's decision last week in Freeborn & Goldie v Dan MarcalArchitects treads fairly familiar territory in stressing the importance of an architect having a clear,…Read more
The Construction Industry Council ("CIC") recently published a draft Model Mediation Agreement and Procedure for consultation. The CIC advises that it intends to publish the final documents early in…Read more
In this article we look at the interpretation of the improvements exclusion in the LEG 3/06 clause.Read more
AssetCo have been awarded damages in excess of £20 million for the negligence of Grant Thornton in carrying out their audits in 2009 and 2010. This important judgement provides welcome clarity around…Read more
Perry v Raleys: Supreme Court considers the constituent elements of causation and loss in professional negligence cases
Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Perry v Raleys on the correct approach to deciding a claim for loss of a chance arising from alleged negligently conducted litigation. In this article…Read more
Increasing regulatory activity - Is there a disconnect between the civil liability of accountants in law and regulatory themes?
The end of last year saw the release of Sir John Kingman's much anticipated review of the FRC, which recommended a radical overhaul of the current system including proposals that the FRC be replaced…Read more