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Kim Franklin, who starts writing a weekly legal column for the aj this week, has no illusions about the level of legal knowledge within the construction industry. 'Most people are fascinated by the legal aspect but don't begin to understand it,' she said. 'Architects pull down their standard textbooks form university, and don't realise that things have moved on. Contractors copy out standard letters from books; they don't realise the letter is meant for the subcontractor, and send it ...

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