Before coming to the Bar Susan practised as an architect. She has practical experience of design and build procurement and acting as a certifying architect in traditional contracting arrangements. As a barrister she has experience of a wide spectrum of construction and engineering disputes, and of professional negligence and fee recovery of engineers, architects and surveyors. She is a chartered arbitrator and has undertaken appointments to act as adjudicator. She also has experience of acting as party representative in adjudication and mediation.
Antony Edwards-Stuart QC looks at the different forms of construction contract insurances
Barristers Kim Franklin and Sue Lindsey look at points that the certifying architct may wish to bear in mind when balancing an employer’s and a contractor’s desire for compensation for delay
Back to basics law: what is the legal difference between a professional and a contractor?Subscription
Barristers Kim Franklin and Sue Lindsey look at the difference between the standard applied by the courts to professionals, such as architects, and that applied to constructors
Readers of this journal will have read Andrea Whitehead's column (AJ 12.4.01) and may be wondering about the advisability of his planned nocturnal visits to replace his signature in the office files with the name of his employer, in the hope of avoiding personal liability.
The second anniversary of Lord Woolf 's overhaul of the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) fast approaches. It is well known that the majority of actions settle before reaching trial. As one of Lord Woolf 's aims was to promote settlement, it seems timely to review his changes to the outof-court offer regime. The lever behind offers is costs incurred by both parties, which can be considerable. The offering party tries to protect itself from costs by guessing the final damages award and pay up before
Although new years seem to come around with ever-increasing rapidity, just how clearly do you remember exactly what you were doing, say, six years ago? Memories inevitably fade and documents disappear. For these reasons the Limitation Act sensibly imposes a time limit within which actions must be brought. Beyond that time limit, although otherwise valid, it will be time barred and simply cannot continue.