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If you have incurred a loss due to an architect’s negligence, you may be entitled to pursue a professional negligence claim to recover your losses.

Architects are professionals with a duty of care to make reasonable efforts to provide accurate, safe and compliant plans and designs in line with their clients’ requirements.

An architect may be found to be professionally negligent if they:

  • Owed you a duty of care;
  • Breached that duty of care;
  • You suffered loss or damage as a result.

Examples of architect negligence may include failing to:

  • Identify that a construction site was unfit for the intended design;
  • Provide a reasonable estimate of development costs;
  • Gain the required approvals for development;
  • Produce legally compliant plans or designs;
  • Identify a design flaw that would result in structural defects;
  • Supply plans as agreed which have been paid for.

Importantly, you must be able to show that this negligence caused you loss or damage.

Architect Malpractice Claims

If you believe you may have an architect malpractice claim, contact the professional negligence experts at Lionheart Lawyers.

We offer a free initial consultation so you can explain your situation and find out if you may have a valid claim for compensation.

If you choose Lionheart to manage your architect professional negligence claim, our no-win, no-fee policy applies, so you know we will do everything we can to ensure your claim is successful.

There are time limits to making a professional negligence claim against an architect, so be sure to contact us as soon as possible so we can submit your claim within the necessary time frame.

Suing an Architect for Damages due to Professional Negligence

Establishing an architect’s professional negligence is a complex process, so it is important to have a highly experienced and skilled solicitor on your side.

We will gather evidence to prove there was a breach in your architect’s duty of care. This will include expert statements from other architecture professionals to support the claim that your architect failed to perform their duty with reasonable care and skill in line with the industry standard.

This may involve seeking advice from the Australian Institute of Architects, which sets a professional code of conduct that architecture professionals must uphold.

We will also need to prove that you suffered a loss or damage and that it was a result of the architect’s negligence.

The amount of compensation you can claim will reflect only the losses or damage incurred as a result of the negligent action.

Many professional negligence claims are settled without the need to go to court. However, in some cases it is necessary to begin court proceedings. Rest assured that Lionheart Lawyers will act in your best interests to maximise your compensation while minimising risk to you.

It costs nothing to call Lionheart Lawyers for an initial consultation. We will advise you as to whether you may have a valid claim against your architect and guide you on how to proceed with your claim.

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