D & F Estates -v- Church Commissioners for England; CA 1988

The main contractor on the site subcontracted the interior plastering. Fifteen years later, the plasterwork collapsed causing injury. The plasterer had not used the plaster specified.
Held: Appeal allowed. A contractor may have contractual or statutory duty to supervise, but not necessarily in tort. A main contractor will not have responsibility in tort for failure to supervise the acts of a sub-contractor where it would be unreasonable to expect him to provide supervision.

Court: CA
Date: 01-Jan-1988
References: [1988] 2 All ER 992, [1987] CLY 3582, [1987] 1 FTLR 405
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