Professional Negligence

Professional Negligence

Construction projects require professionals to advise and manage any project to ensure the Employer or Contractor achieves a successful outcome. Typically, an Architect, Quantity Surveyor, Building Surveyor, Structural Engineer, Project Manager or other Consultant may be engaged in a construction. Professionals have a legal duty of care to act with reasonable skill and care to provide a professional competent level of service.

When this level of service is breached and falls below an acceptable standard, the consequences can be disastrous and cause significant financial loss.

Have you suffered financial loss as a result of incompetence? If so, you may have a right to a damages claim for professional negligence against any professional advising you or their respective professional indemnity insurance provider. Such a claim is often known as a "PI Claim", which can be resolved in as little as 28 days through Adjudication.

Examples of PI Damage claims are for losses suffered for:

  • Project run over budget
  • Project delayed and taken longer than planned and programmed
  • Contractor procured incorrectly (Wrong LOI or contract, poor document management)
  • Contractor made of straw or insolvent
  • Poor contract management (Incorrect Notices/Document management causing breaches)
  • Improper supervision and inspection of the contractor and their works
  • Health and safety breaches
  • Building regulation breaches
  • Incorrectly calculated costs and estimates
  • Overvaluation or undervaluation of payments
  • Defective works
  • Failure to obtain the relevant planning permission
  • Inadequate and incorrect designs and drawings
  • Unsuitable or wrongly specified materials
  • Incorrect advice
Arbicon can help you recover any money you've lost as a result of professional negligence and advance your claim whether through Adjudication, Arbitration, Mediation, ADR as part of Court pre-action protocol or through the provision of CPR35 expert witness reports.

If you would like to find out more about construction professional negligence, please use our contact form or call our offices below:

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