*199 Knightsbridge Development Ltd v WSP UK Ltd

Negligence – Flood. The claimant was the freehold owner of an apartment block. In September 2005, water pipes at the apartment block burst, causing damage. The claimant brought proceedings against the defendant company, which had designed the cold water system. The Technology and Construction Court dismissed the action, holding that, although failure in the pipes would probably have been prevented if anti-surge valves had been fitted, there was no evidence that the claimant would have fitted such valves if it had been advised to do so.

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