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Ian Wright

Call 1989

"Very knowledgeable, responsive and expresses himself well."
(Legal 500 2014)

Professional Liability

Selected Cases

  • Junior counsel for consulting engineers in defence of $100m claim arising out of failure of power station foundations. After 5 year of litigation, claimant failed to recover any damages.
  • Counsel for consulting engineers in £1m+ claim by house builder arising out of design of earthworks, drainage and infrastructure on site for 400 houses.
  • Counsel for consulting engineers in £800k claim by developer over ‘top-down’ design and layout of 2-level underground basement car park.
  • Counsel for consulting engineers in arbitration of £750k claim over defective bridge columns, including complex technical issues over the design and casting of stainless steel.
  • Counsel for quantity surveyor in £150k claim by a Housing Association.
  • Counsel for consulting engineers in £750k claim over defective ground slab in warehouse.
  • Instructed on behalf of a firm of architects to advise in potential action against professional indemnity insurers.
  • Instructed on behalf of land surveyors in claim over complex setting-out of structure and cladding on £5m retail complex.
  • Defence of £300k claim against architects by airport authority over terminal design.
  • Instructed on behalf of architect in £850k claim by employer arising out of administration of refurbishment contract.
  • Claim of £200k by school trust against firm of architects for defective design.
  • Instructed on behalf of local authority in £250k claim for defective design of M&E system against consulting engineers.
  • Defence of project manager in £300k counterclaim by employer in arbitration proceedings.
  • Advised Environment Agency in claim against designers following failure of flood defences.
  • Advising and appearing for employer in £4m claim against consulting engineer for defective design of container terminal hardstanding, drainage, and crane beams.
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Qualifications


  • DIC, Imperial College, University of London (1975)
  • MSc, Imperial College, University of London (1975)
  • BSc (Hons), University of Manchester (1969)

Memberships


  • Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Institution of Structural Engineers

Recommendations


“Very knowledgeable, responsive and expresses himself well.”

Legal 500 2014

“Impressive in dealing with tricky problems in a calm, measured and most helpful way.”

Legal 500 2014

“A great guy whose mastery of detail reflects his engineering background.”

Legal 500 2013

“An excellent strategist.”

Legal 500 2012


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