Rachel Ansell QC and Lynne McCafferty
A paper presented to the Society of Construction Law at meetings in London on 7th March and Manchester on 19th September 2016
This paper reviews a number of cases involving quantity surveyors and considers four recent lines of authority dealing with pre-construction and construction phase services (cost estimates); construction; construction phase services (valuation and cost monitoring) and services provided away from or outside the project.
I. Introduction – II. Pre-construction phase services: procurement – Introduction – Ampleforth Abbey Trust v Turner & Townsend – William Clark v Dock Street – III. Pre-construction and construction phase services: costs estimating and reporting – IV. Construction phase services: valuation and cost monitoring – Dhamija v Sunningdale – Lloyds Bank v McBains Cooper Consulting – Meanwhile in Australia: LM Investment Management v BMT – V. Other quantity surveying services – Quantity surveyor as surveyor-advocate – Quantity surveyor as expert witness – VI. Conclusion
The authors: Rachel Ansell QC and Lynne McCafferty are barristers practising at 4 Pump Court, Temple, London.
Text: 38 pages