The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 60 (1982) > Issues > Issue 1 > A Defined Period of Professional Responsibility
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A Defined Period of Professional Responsibility

Following Court decisions in a number of recent cases-notably Anns v. London Borough of Merton-the period of time during which a chartered structural engineer could find himself answerable in tort on a charge of negligence appears to have been stretched to infinity. Although this ‘beyond the grave’ responsibility has not been tested, there can be no doubt that the current state of the law in this respect is, to say the least, uncertain.