Builders Fight Negligence Claims In Insurer's £70M Suit

By Bonnie Eslinger (October 12, 2021, 8:30 PM BST) -- A building design firm argued to an appellate court Tuesday that professional negligence claims based on an extrapolated sample of concerns should be struck from a £70 million ($95 million) property development case, saying otherwise the court will open the "floodgates to spurious claims."

Counsel for Building Design Partnership Limited said the bulk of Standard Life Assurance Ltd.'s £38 million in claims for damages for alleged professional negligence is based on an analysis of a relatively small part of the firm's building work.

Nonetheless, a lower court judge in December denied BDP's application to strike out the claims. As a result, the...

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