kennedys – A timely lesson: limitation defences for design professionals


The Grenfell disaster took place on 14 June 2017 and consequently has led to a significant amount of litigation between developers, contractors and professionals.
With limitation providing a valuable line of defence for defendants and the amendments to the Defective Premises Act having yet to be confirmed by parliament, it may be a good time to revisit some of the pertinent case law in relation to the expiry of limitation periods for breach of contract. Following the recent government intervention, we expect cladding claims to be pursued more determinedly by developers in the coming year.

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