- Court of Appeal agrees gratuitous professional services gave rise to duty of care (Lejonvarn v Burgess)
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- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- The correct test
- Assumption of responsibility
- The duty of care owed
- Case details
Construction analysis: The Court of Appeal, in dismissing an appeal against the decision of the Technology and Construction Court (TCC), held that a professional who had provided architectural and project management services owed a duty of care in tort even though there was no contract and she was not paid for her services. The duty was not to provide the services, but to exercise reasonable skill and care in any services that she did provide.
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