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To certify or not to certify — again? A resounding reversal from the Court of Appeal

We revisit the case of Hunt and Others v Optima (Cambridge) Ltd and Others after its trip to the Court of Appeal.

The full facts and analysis of the first instance decision can be found in this summary. We highlighted there the dangers of consultants not fully understanding the scope of their role as an independent certifier.

Briefly the facts were as follows. Optima (O) built a block of flats and engaged Strutt & Parker (S&P) to carry out inspections of the building and to produce certificates attesting to the satisfactory construction of the flats for the benefit of purchasers and lenders…

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