Negligent acts and omissions – don't forget to lock the door
Court of Appeal judgment serves as a reminder to property and construction professionals to be aware of the duty to take reasonable steps to keep a property secure.
This course will give you a brief walk-through of the Rushbond Plc v The JS Design Partnership LLP case where a property owner hoped of recovering millions from a firm of architects, whose failure to lock a door on a site visit allowed a stranger to enter and start a major fire.
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Understand the importance of taking reasonable steps to keep property secure, even if there is no express obligation to do so in their contract.
- Understand why the parties were not liable for "pure omissions"
- Identify how much in damages Rushbond claimed from JS Design