Inadequate design by civil engineering firm

Professional Negligence Claims against Property Professionals

Our client instructed a civil engineering firm to prepare a structural design for large extensions to our client’s home. Problems arose when, only a few weeks after building work began, the foundations to our client’s extensions started to crack.

The depth of the foundations for the property extensions were specified by the civil engineering firm. They failed to properly consider appropriate NHBC guidelines and relied on outdated information to prepare their calculations. The engineering firm admitted breach of duty but denied that it caused any loss. We obtained expert evidence and attended mediation, at which our client’s claim was settled on favourable terms for a substantial financial sum.

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