Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 373 (Mar)
Court: Technology and Construction Court

Recorder Aylen QC

Representation James Cross (instructed by Vizards Oldham) for the claimant.
  Ian Pennicott (instructed by Hammond Suddards Edge) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 22 March 2002


Negligence - Duty to take care - Economic loss - Defendant recommending certain type of foundation for building development - Decision taken to change type of foundation in light of evidence of instability - Whether defendant liable in negligence for consequent economic losses.

The Case

Since, on the evidence, the defendant had negligently advised the claimant that a certain type of foundation would be appropriate for the ground conditions of the site the claimant sought to develop, it was liable for the consequential economic losses.

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