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Crispin Winser successfully defends negligence claim against civil engineer

In Williams Tarr v Roylance [2018] EWHC 2339 (TCC), the claimant contractor alleged that the defendant civil engineer had been negligent in the design of a gabion retaining wall at a development in Congleton in Cheshire, as a result of which it was necessary to stabilise the retaining wall by installing sheet piling.  The claimant sought to recover the costs of the sheet piling, together with the costs of associated delays to the development.

Following a 5 day trial in the Manchester TCC in June 2018, HHJ Eyre KC handed down judgment on 14 September 2018 dismissing the claim.

Crispin Winser acted for the defendants, instructed by Watson Burton LLP.

A copy of the judgment is available here: Williams Tarr v Roylance [2018] EWHC 2339 (TCC).

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