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Litigation – Multi-track Construction-based Dispute


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Dispute over fitting of high-end bespoke flooring in a large property in Warwickshire. Client had been refurbishing a very large property and sourced flooring, spending over £20k on supply and fit. When the flooring was fitted there were some ‘short-cuts’ with a minimal value and our client held back paying some of the bill as a result. Our client was then sued in the small claims court. However, it became more and more apparent that the flooring was starting to fail. The matter soon became a full multi-track construction-based dispute with a £50,000 + counterclaim (remedial costs). Expert reports were produced (via the market leading expert in flooring) which indicated a fitting process had taken place without reasonable care and skill having been used and in non-compliance with the manufacturer’s installation recommendations/guidance. Counsel became heavily involved and the matter was listed for a 2 day trial. This was adjourned as further expert evidence was needed. Eventually the matter was settled heavily in our client’s favour on the morning of the adjourned trial.



Lawyers involved

John French.

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