Successful strike out in property damage professional negligence claim


Gary Blaker QC’s client Vertiv successfully struck out and obtained summary judgment in a £3 million property damage professional negligence claim.

The case of John Innes Foundation & ors v Vertiv Infrastructure Limited concerned a fire at the Genome Centre at Norwich Research Park.

Vertiv obtained summary judgment on the basis that it did not owe a duty of care to the Claimants as it did not have a contract with the freehold owner or leasehold occupiers of the units at the science park.

A link to the judgment can be found here.