Alec Samuels considers who could potentially be held responsible in law for problem cladding
On 14 June 2017, 72 people lost their lives in the Grenfell tower disaster. The resulting damage and loss were enormous, the full extent of which has not yet been fully appreciated.
As investigations are gradually leading to findings, so claims and attempts at settlement and litigation are following in their wake. Clients are consulting their lawyers, the evidence is being assembled, the arguments analysed and prepared and matters are proceeding.
So, what are the arguments lawyers have to consider and, ultimately, the judges may have to resolve?
The client has a cladding problem. He is the leaseholder of a flat in a block of flats bought a few years ago with a mortgage. He has every re...