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If others are doing it, does that make it ok?
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 7 2013

In the current economic climate, it is not surprising to see a number of lenders raising court actions against surveyors in order to try to recover


Disclosure in the public interest
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 19 2012

Disclosure of documents in a court action can be fraught with arguments.


The uncomfortable truth
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 22 2011

In the recent case Regus (Maxim) Limited v The Bank of Scotland plc, 2011 CSOH 129 the Court of Session has considered whether a letter issued by the Bank of Scotland in the context of a wider commercial agreement could be used to create an enforceable legal obligation, and be relied on as such, or whether it was merely a letter of comfort, without legal standing.


Pure economic loss
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 9 2011

Can a contractor be held liable to an employer for economic loss on the basis of a negligent breach of a duty of care where the contractor is not liable under the contract?


"Buying-to-let"? - watch what you rely on
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 4 2011

In Scullion v Bank of Scotland (ta Colleys) 2011 EWCA Civ 693, the English Court of Appeal considered whether a valuer who had prepared a valuation report for a lender owed a duty of care to the purchaser of the property if that purchaser was “buying to let”.


Economic loss actions still on track
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 13 2011

The law is the embodiment of common sense: or, at any rate, it should be.


Expert witnesses: super heroes or mere mortals?
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 4 2011

In the recent landmark English case of Jones v Kaney 2011 UKSC 13, the Supreme Court abolished the immunity from suit for breach of duty previously enjoyed by expert witnesses.


Surveyors 1: lenders 0
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 8 2011

Santander (as successors to the rights and claims of Girobank) raised a court action for breach of contract against Allied Surveyors Scotland Plc on 20 November 2008 in relation to losses suffered following an allegedly negligent valuation carried out by Allied.


Reliance on specialist advice - some guidelines for construction professionals
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 5 2011

Construction professionals, such as civil or structural engineers, will on occasion require specialist advice on aspects of their design or advice.


Expert witnesses: no longer the untouchables
  • MacRoberts LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2011

Expert witnesses from John O'Groats to Land's End will be feverishly checking the terms of their professional indemnity insurance following the Supreme Court's ruling in the case Jones v Kaney yesterday.