Getting Paid: An Architect's Guide to Fee Recovery Claims
By Nicholas J Carnell and Stephen Yakely, RIBA Enterprises, 2003. 160pp. £20
'Client doesn't pay.' Hold the front page. This booklet, written by a construction lawyer and a practising architect, examines the problems facing architects in pursuing fee claims, from cash flow difficulties and the legal costs involved in recourse to the courts, to clients'demands for security. The authors also provide answers and suggest mechanisms for reducing exposure and risk.