Mitigation and contribution in negligence cases
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The Civil Liability (Contribution)
Act 1978 does not furnish a negligent
surveyor or valuer with a defence against liability to a claimant. Instead, it
provides a means by which the surveyor or valuer may recoup at least part of
the damages payable from another negligent person (for example, the claimant's
solicitors). Even where the claimant...