The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 68 (1990) > Issues > Issue 21 > Professional Liability - Today's Problems
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Professional Liability - Today's Problems

The relationship between a client and a professional advisor can be a delicate and complex one. A client has a duty to appoint an advisor who has appropriate competence on fair and reasonable terms and should understand the difference between buying advice and buying a manufactured article. The advisor, for his part, should try and stand in his client’s shoes, should look beyond the mechanics of the job to the interface with anything on which the project might impinge, and should advise impartially. That, at least, is the theory! J.A. Waller