Duty of care

Professional negligence for gratuitous services

6 December 2018

In Burgess & Anor v Lejonvarn [2018] EWHC 3166 (TCC), the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has rejected a negligence claim against an architect for gratuitous services which she provided for her friends in connection with a landscape gardening project.

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Duty of care – buyer beware!

10 September 2018

A recent decision of the Technology and Construction Court emphasised the challenges a claimant faces establishing a duty of care in the absence of a contractual relationship.

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Duty of care of lenders and valuers to third parties

13 June 2018

In the recent case of Rehman and Rehman v Santander UK Plc and BNP Paribas Real Estate Advisory and Property Management UK Limited the High Court was asked to consider whether a lender owed a duty of care to a borrower’s guarantors in respect of a valuation report commissioned by the lender. Facts The borrower […]

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