Tortious Liability for pure economic loss

Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd v Condek Holdings Ltd & Ors [2014] EWHC 2016 (TCC)

Claims against sub-contractors in tort for economic loss are notoriously difficult to advance. Robert Calnan consider a recent TCC judgment which confirms that claimants who fail to consider fully whether the sub-contractors being sued in fact owe them a duty of care in tort are liable to have their claims struck out, with indemnity costs to follow.

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Mark Klimt


I am Partner and head of the firm’s Non-Contentious Contract Advisory Service, working with the insurance sector.