Posts by Gareth Stringer

  • Rectification: did the Court of Appeal get it wrong?

    I was surprised at the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Daventry District Council v Daventry & District Housing Ltd. To me, this seems at odds with what I thought were the well-established rules of contract interpretation and rectification.

  • Professional appointments and limitations of liability: pushing the limits

    We regularly act for clients negotiating professional appointments. Historically, in the domestic market, professional consultants had not sought to limit liability for losses caused by their negligence or breach. However, over the past few years, requests for limits on liability have become increasingly common.