case studies


The Ullathorne Consultancy advised solicitors for the claimant, who prepared plans and designs for the redevelopment of a city-centre in partnership with that city council.  The respondent, a rival developer, prepared competing designs that were eventually adopted.  The Ullathorne Consultancy prepared a compliant report that provided opinion on which a claim of plagiarism with financial compensation was made. The matter was settled out of court.


Failures of contract administration and workmanship:

The Ullathorne Consultancy advised solicitors for the claimant on the long-running matter of the failure of the architect and contract administrator to properly administer the contract to refurbish and extend a house in London. Virtually all of the work done by the contractor was defective and was eventually removed. The matter was settled post-mediation.


Failures of design, project management and workmanship:

The Ullathorne Consultancy was appointed to inspect and report on the design, construction and project management work at a substantial house in North London. Successful action was taken against the design /project management firm.


Failure of design and defective work:

The practice was appointed by solicitors acting for a client who had modernised and altered the interior of a house in the home counties.  The Ullathorne Consultancy was able to identify design failures and a lack of adequate inspection and contract administration.


Failure of a floor:

Solicitors acting for a client who had redeveloped a substantial house in central London appointed The Ullathorne Consultancy to report on the cause of defects in a new engineered wood floor which had distorted and shrunk in all areas of the house.  Investigations showed that the house had been over-heated by the contractor immediately following the floor being laid.


Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council:

Peter Ullathorne, working alongside an international consulting firm, was appointed Client Adviser to the Council to advise on the management, design and procurement of their Building Schools for the Future programme.  He also advised other councils within London on aspects of the BSF programme.


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