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Dispute Resolution for Individuals

Professional Negligence Claims Against Architects

Chun Wong
Claire Kitchen
Ruhul Ameen
Michael Kilbane
Senior Associate
Brenel Menezes
Stuart Miles

If you’re building a new home or want to maximise a property’s potential, it’s more than likely you’ll have engaged an architect to deliver your plans successfully. Sometimes, however, things can go wrong.

The negligence of an architect can result in disastrous consequences and significant extra costs which could have been avoided if the architect had provided a reasonable level of service.

Examples of architect’s negligence include:

  • Poor design or plans
  • Failure to manage a project correctly
  • Mismanagement of project costs and contractors
  • Using unsuitable materials
  • Health and safety breaches
  • Failing to secure the right permissions for works or failing to adhere to building regulations
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Featured case

After extensive negotiations with the architect a settlement was reached

Our client instructed a firm of architects to build two properties on the site of his old house. The architects deviated from the plans, with unsightly beams used in both the upper and lower rooms. A pre-action Letter of Claim was sent. Following extensive negotiations with the solicitors for the indemnity insurers, a settlement was reached.

Damages: over £100,000 plus costs


What happens when you contact us?

  • Contact our professional negligence team

Our specialist legal team will explain the process to you, take down your details and look at how we may be able to assist. We have successfully handled numerous professional negligence claims against architects. Get in touch with us for a confidential initial discussion.

  • Representation

Once we have the details we need, we’ll be able to confirm whether we can assist you with your matter. If so, we’ll allocate you the specialist solicitor best suited to your case.

  • Strategy & resolution

Your lawyer will work with you to come up with a strategy tailored to your needs and the outcome you would like. We understand how important peace of mind is, so we’ll be fully transparent with you and discuss the funding options available.

Call our experienced Professional Negligence solicitors on
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