The principles surrounding negligence are often misunderstood, leading to dire consequences for professionals and the companies they represent. The role of professionals has evolved greatly in the last 15 years and engineers, architects or quantity surveyors often get tasked with rendering services which are not core to its profession. The traditional risks for professionals have increased significantly over time and claims of negligence are rife in these markets.

Our team of industry specialists have decades of experience in minimising and defending claims of negligence across the African continent.

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