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First Supreme Court judgment on application of new duty of care in DBP Act

The Supreme Court’s recent decision to refuse leave for the plaintiff to amend its List Statement in an alleged building defects claim has reinforced the fact that the statutory duty of care created under the DBP Act is assessed by the usual principles of negligence and does not require a higher standard be met.

W+K’s Andrew Moore, Charu Stevenson and Aaron Bolton, assisted by Nathan Hedges, look at this decision and the guidance it provides in defending building defects cases.

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