Classic case studies - ten cases every consulting engineer should know

When things don't go to plan in the world of engineering and consultancy it is more often than not bad news for all involved. Not least if the problem sparks dispute and then heads for the courts for resolution - a reality which sadly still happens too often.

But learning lessons from the past is central to managing risk in the future. And for modern consulting engineers, drawing on past examples of success and failure is critical to avoid repetition of the mistakes of the past.

Case studies are a vital tool for learning and risk management experts at specialist insurance broker Griffiths & Armour have picked out and explained ten classic legal cases that every consulting engineer should know and be aware of.

Read them well - you never know when that lesson might just come in handy.