I would appreciate some informed opinion about a legal matter please.
We have a building contact for a new home that we signed a while ago. The contract went through several revisions. We recently found out that there were some allowances in the original version that were later dropped. Neither our solicitor nor us noticed that these allowances had been removed and were not aware of these changes. Now the builder is trying to get us to pay for the things these allowances would have covered.
Our solicitor is claiming that it doesn’t matter that she didn’t spot the unauthorised changes as the builder’s solicitor has a Duty of Care to inform our solicitor of any changes they make.
The builder claims that the first contract was an error as he didn’t intend for those allowances to be in the contract and our solicitor should have spotted the changes and thus it is our solicitors fault.
Legally, who is correct?