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Renwick v Simon and Michael Brooke Architects latent damage in construction claims

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 22 2011

The claimant homeowners must have had the knowledge required under s14A of the Limitation Act 1980 for bringing an action against the second defendant, William Attwell and Associates (Attwell), more than three years before they began proceedings against the firm

Complex structure theory

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 16 2011

The defendant construction company was not liable in negligence for damage to a terrace of six houses caused by the roof lifting off during high winds

Settlement

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 28 2011

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) gave a declaration that a telephone conversation between the parties' managing directors had settled a construction dispute

Concurrent liability

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 23 2011

A builder, by virtue of his contract to build a building, does not assume any liability in tort in relation to defects in the building giving rise to pure economic loss

Fiduciary duties

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 16 2011

The claimant construction company owed a fiduciary duty to the defendant insurer, for whom it had provided claims-handling and building-repair services, in respect of the services such as the validation of claims which it had carried out as the insurer’s agent

Technology and Construction Court jurisdiction

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 27 2012

Subject to the list of exceptions set out in the judgment, construction claims for less than £250,000 should be commenced in county courts or other High Court centres outside London which have TCC designated judges (West Country Renovations Ltd v McDowell

TCC guide

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • September 30 2010

A revised edition of the Technology and Construction Court Guide is due to come into effect on 1 October 2010

Settlement agreements

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 26 2010

In 2003 Priory gave an undertaking promising not to issue court proceedings against its surveyor Capita in connection with the latter’s role in designing and supervising the repair of Priory’s hotel following a fire in 1998