Settlement secured in professional negligence and construction claim against structural engineers and building contractors

Our Lee Silk and Jack Plummer were recently successful in securing a confidential settlement for our clients in their claim for negligence and construction defects against two separate firms of structural engineers and professional building contractors, acting on the basis of a Conditional Fee Agreement (‘no win, no fee’). The firms respectively negligently advised and undertook works in the construction of the driveway to our clients’ residential property, which failed to account for the make-up of the ground beneath, leading to substantial damage and the need for significant repair works to be undertaken.

We were instructed close to the limitation date and managed to agree to extend that date with both defendants. The claim settled against both defendants in the pre-action stage, avoiding the need for proceedings to be issued ahead of the limitation date. The settlement reflects a favourable compensation for the losses suffered by our clients as a result of the negligent acts of the defendants. The settlement provides for the legal costs incurred by our clients.

For details on how the Dispute Resolution Team may be able to assist you in relation to a claim for professional negligence, please see here.