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This talk will review the difference between "reasonable skill and care" obligations and "fitness for purpose" obligations, particularly with regard to recent case law arising from engineering work, and why the difference is important to professional engineers.
It will consider how these obligations can arise and briefly what can be done to mitigate or contain the effect of the obligations.
Philip has extensive experience in dealing with all forms of construction contracts, including JCT, ICE (now Infrastructure Contract), FIDIC, NEC and their derivatives, advising on bespoke amendments and the supporting collateral warranties and novation documents. He has acted for all sides of the industry from developers and contractors to consultants and insurers, and has a wide experience of the interests of all the major stakeholders in any construction project.