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WEBINAR – Hart v Large recording

February 25, 2021, 18:00 - 19:00


Hart v Large recording

Speakers, Professor Malcolm Hollis and Alexandra Anderson, RPC

Price: £10 plus VAT (£12) This webinar does not form part of the webicard

50% of profits will be donated to the Go Fund Me account for Richard Large

The talk will cover:

The facts of the matter

  1. Pre-purchase – the original building
  2. The building works – architects design/supervision
  3. The process of purchase, documents seen, and role of the solicitor
  4. The survey and what to be seen
  5. After purchase – issues and problems + architects continuing involvement
  6. The claim
  7. The trial – and summary of judges findings/decisions – building costs, rebuild as opposed to repair,
  8. Damages – cost of works or diminution in value – implications


  1. Errors in judgment
  2. Recommendations

Professor Malcolm Hollis

Malcolm Hollis remained active in private practice whilst maintaining his personal interest in research and education. He specialised in advising a wide range of clients upon their property interests as well as preparing forensic reports on property disputes. He has nearly 50 years’ experience as a Chartered Building Surveyor.

He has inspected an eclectic collection of buildings, including cathedrals and royal palaces as well as a wide range of commercial and residential property that has included the Royal Naval College Greenwich (designed by Christopher Wren), St John’s Cathedral Belize, Bagshot Park (Home of Prince Edward), Welbeck Abbey (the Ducal estate of the Dukes of Portland), Tonbridge, Judd and Highgate Schools and the former Alexander Fleming House and carried out investigations into the cause of building collapses. He has undertaken professional surveying work throughout the United Kingdom, Europe, the Caribbean and the Emirates and Sultanate. He has inspected and advised upon the interpretation of liability under Landlord and Tenant legislation within the UK. He specialises in Defect Recognition and the Diagnosis of the Cause of Failure, the interpretation of liability for such matters as building surveys, dilapidations and service charge disputes.

Alexandra Anderson

An insurance lawyer with considerable expertise in the construction and surveyor sectors. On the construction side, Alexandra gets involved in complex and high-value disputes involving projects in the UK and worldwide, predominantly acting for architects and engineers.

Either via their insurers and upon direct instructions, Alexandra regularly gets drafted in to act for surveyors on the defence of a wide variety of claims, arising from all aspects of the typical surveying practice, from survey and valuation to property management and receiverships.

Alexandra is a regular speaker and author on a wide range of industry topics. She co-edits Hogarth’s ‘Insurance for the Construction Industry’ and was involved in the last 3 revisions to the RICS’s minimum terms. She sits on the Market Liaison Group and works with RICS on a variety of risk management and education issues.

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Hart v Large recording
£ 10.00 exc. VAT