Behind the Façade Series: claims against contractors and professional consultants

In this webinar, Paul Reed QCSimon Kerry and Michael Levenstein consider recent changes in the legal landscape affecting professional consultants and building contractors in the context of cladding disputes. They review the Government’s Building Safety Bill aimed at strengthening the current regulatory framework by amending the Defective Premises Act 1972 and extending limitation periods for claims arising under the DPA 1972 and the Building Act 1984. They also consider the extent to which these changes widen the duties owed by construction professionals, contractors and third parties (eg, landlords, freeholders, etc.) and the sort of evidence likely required in order to establish liability at trial.

Watch a recording of the webinar below.

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