‘Economic Torts and Construction Disputes – Palmer Birch v Lloyd’ is a new paper written by Andrew Singer QC and Kelly Pennifer.
The paper examines the recent TCC decision of Palmer Birch v Lloyd  EWHC 2316 (TCC). Although economic torts are not usually considered to be within the construction lawyer’s armoury when pursuing non-paying parties, the paper explains how this decision could lead to increased use of economic torts against defaulting parties and their backers. It may also lead to an increased need to consider the structure of construction projects so as to protect financiers from possible actions.
The paper was originally presented to a well received seminar attended by over 100 delegates at the Society of Construction Law in London on 4 June and in Dublin on 19 June.
The Society of Construction Law, founded in 1983, has over 2,000 members from all sectors of the construction industry and works to promote education, study and research in the field of construction law and related subjects (including ADR, arbitration and ajudication) both in the UK and overseas.
A copy of the paper can be downloaded here.