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Professional and Clinical Negligence

Wrong In Law And Principle To Make Unsupported Allegations Of Professional Negligence

Pantelli Associates Ltd v. Corporate City Developments Number Two Ltd, QBD (TCC), 2/12/10

Toulson J held that it was wrong in law and practice to make unsupported allegations of professional negligence. As such, Toulson J struck out proposed amendments to a defence and counterclaim which purported to raise allegations of professional negligence. In breach of CPR r. 16.4(1)(a), such amendments did not set out a concise statement of facts relied upon by the Defendant. In addition, such amendments were not supported by any form of expert opinion that the work carried out by the Claimant quantity surveyors fell below the standard to be expected of any ordinarily reasonably competent quantity surveyor.

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