Position Paper on Limitation of Liability
February 10, 2023
The ACEC-BC Business Practice Committee is excited to release an updated version the ACEC-BC Position Paper on Limitation of Liability!
What is the Position Paper on Limitation of Liability?
Limitation of liability clauses are included in agreements between a client and their consultant. The clauses limit a consulting engineer’s risk or financial exposure to liability for claims that may be brought by the client in the event they suffer a loss related to the consultant’s services.
“It’s crucial for Consulting Engineers to understand limitation of liability clauses and seek to include them in client-consultant agreements as a standard practice.
To support members, the Business Practice Committee plans to update other position papers which include topics such as disclaimer clauses, indemnities, termination of contracts, and more.”
-Kathryn Ekman, ACEC-BC Board Member, Klohn Crippen Berger
A big thank you to the team for editing and reviewing this edition:
Editors: Emily Schwede, SNC-Lavalin; Kathryn Ekman, P.Eng., Klohn Crippen Berger; Rob McLeod, CAIB, CIP, Axis Insurance
Reviewer: Tanya Sadlo, McElhanney
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