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Pirelli v Oscar Faber

[1983] 2 AC 1

Case summary last updated at 18/01/2020 16:17 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Pirelli v Oscar Faber

P contracted D to design a chimney for them. The design was faulty and at a certain date P discovered damage to the chimney. P sued D and the question was from what period damages were accruing. P claimed damages from the point at which the defect occurred, whereas D claimed that they ought to accrue from the moment of discovery or first moment when they could be reasonably discovered. HL allowed P’s claim for damages accruing from the moment that the defect was caused. 

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