Great Eastern Hotel Co Ltd v John Laing Construction Ltd

Citation: 99 Con LR 45 TCC

Nature of case:
This is reckoned to be the first reported case on breach of obligation under a Construction Management Agreement.  The client successfully sued its Construction Manager in respect of failure to ensure that individual trade contract packages were workable and complete.  The appropriate measure of damages was the increased cost caused by carrying out omitted works as variations.  The case is notable for criticism of an expert witness’ failure to revise his opinion in the light of new information.


Richard Fernyhough KC

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