Scott and others v E.A.R. Sheppard Consulting Civil and Structural Engineers Ltd

Negligence – Professional person. The Technology and Construction Court held that the defendant consulting and structural engineers had been negligent in failing to provide an accurate report on a property purchased by the claimants, which subsequently had to be demolished. The approach of the defendant's representative who inspected the property had been outside the range permissible of a structural engineer exercising reasonable care and skill.

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