Point West London Ltd v Mivan Ltd [2012] EWHC 1223

The case concerned an agreement the contractor and developer had made in respect of sums to be paid to the contractor. The Court had to decide whether the agreement had also released the contractor from

liability for defects to a penthouse which were still not resolved.

On the facts the Court held the contractor was released from liability. It is important to be certain of, and clear in the terms of any agreement, what the effect of any settlement will be.