Product defects can range from frustrating to even dangerous for consumers. This article explains the solutions for consumers to recover losses caused by product defects under the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act, and the tort of negligence.
Contractors may still be liable for latent defects found years after completion, as they are by definition defects which are not readily apparent or discoverable. However, what if the defect was the fault of a supplier or subcontractor? This article will focus on a contractor’s liability in negligence and the defences he can use to escape such liability.