Last edited 21 Sep 2020

Architects liability

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[edit] Sources of liability

An architect may be liable to their client for:

The question of professional liability can be approached under the following headings:

[edit] Contractual duty of care

[edit] Contractual duty of result

[edit] Duties in tort to clients and third parties

Murphy v Brentwood District Council 1990

Hedley Byrne & Co Ltd v Heller & Partners Ltd

[edit] Liability for breach of contract

The architect’s obligations are both express and implied:

[edit] Express terms

[edit] Implied terms

[edit] Breach of contract

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