Mr and Mrs Y wanted to build an extension to their Victorian house and wisely employed the services of an architect not only to design the exterior, but also to deal with the building work including recommending a builder.
Sadly, the Architect let them down in a number of respects. The builder he recommended turned out to be incompetent and eventually left the site with the project incomplete despite the Architect having approved payment of substantial sums. A new Architect was appointed and it transpired that the previous Architect’s design and specification of the works was inadequate.
Eventually, a new contractor was employed and the extension was finally completed several years after originally planned, with great inconvenience to Mr and Mrs Y.
They consulted Colman Coyle who advised them to sue the Architect for breach of contract and professional negligence. Colman Coyle was able to recommend expert surveyors and quantity surveyors to assist in the claim which ultimately settled with substantial damages being paid to Mr and Mrs Y.