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CONSTRUCTION FOCUS: A costly favour

26 May 2017  

As a professional the offer of gratis services should be made with care. John Starr explains

About a year ago, I wrote about a case that had made it to the Technology and Construction Court on the question of whether a professional could owe a duty of care in the provision of services even where there was no contract in existence and no payment had been made.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Burgess & anor v Lejonvarn [2016] EWHC 40 (TCC)

    Hedley Byrne & Co Ltd v Heller & Partners Ltd [1963] UKHL 4

    Henderson v Merrett Syndicates Ltd [1994] UKHL 5

    Lejonvarn v Burgess & anor [2017] EWCA Civ 254