Ronan Hynes, Partner in the Litigation Dispute Resolution Department of Sellors LLP has represented a private individual who has recovered settlement damages in the sum of €575,000 for professional negligence involving a commercial contract dispute. The case involved certification by a professional which fell below the reasonable standard of care as would be expected by professionals in his field and the case was settled without the need for trial during without prejudice settlement negotiations.
Commenting on the settlement, Ronan Hynes stated “This was a very satisfactory outcome for our client who had invested significant monies in a project which turned out to be his worst nightmare. The settlement includes damages for various headings of loss including remedial works. Construction disputes can be a painful process and I am very pleased that this settlement can mean that the project can now ultimately get completed to the client’s satisfaction”.