Negligent architects

We understand the complexities of bringing a claim against a negligent architect who may be instructed by both companies and individuals to carry out a variety of different tasks, from designing plans for a building and supervising the building work, to obtaining planning permission for a project. If the architect does not carry out his or her work to the required standard it can result in the project being delayed and you incurring significant additional costs, or even in the total collapse of the proposed works. This can be frustrating especially as you will have invested a lot of time and money into the building. If you feel that your architect has been negligent, you may have grounds to bring a claim.

How do I know my architect has been negligent?

There are a number of circumstances in which an architect may have been negligent, including:

  • providing incorrect advice;
  • drafting inadequate building plans or project preparation documents;
  • failing to obtain planning permission;
  • failing to keep a project within a specified budget;
  • recommending the wrong material for the project; or
  • failing adequately to supervise the builder or contractors.

Cases against negligent architects

Recent and ongoing claims we have acted on in relation to claims against architects include:

  • representing a Lloyds Underwriter defending an architectural practice against a £400,000 claim for professional negligence relating to the alleged failure of a large concert hall to comply with Building Regulations;
  • Successfully acting against a Design & Build Contractor in a £250,000 claim relating to the complete failure of a residential dwelling arising from landslip issues.

Bringing a claim against an architect can be complex, costly, and time consuming.  Our lawyers are experienced in successfully settling claims against architects. If you feel that your architect has been negligent, contact us today so we can advise you on whether you have a claim and we can help you to recover any losses you may have suffered.

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