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Legalease

It pays to be open from the onset

11-Feb-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Architects need to be able to demonstrate they have no conflicts of interest whatever the procurement route, writes Mark Klimt

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It is hard to resist the obligation to 'supervise' building works

11-Dec-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Your failure to inspect items properly might cost you dearly in the case of a claim, writes Mark Klimt

Munkenbeck Marshall St Baths

British Pavilion backer faces court claim for unpaid fees on Soho job

31-Oct-2014 | By Jim Dunton

Munkenbeck+Partners Architects is suing a company co-founded by one of the sponsors of this year’s British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale for a share of almost £1 million in unpaid fees

Legalease

Three clauses in appointments documents often give rise to heated debate

20-Oct-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: The right to withdraw consent to the use of architect’s drawings is probably a better weapon in theory than in it is practice, writes Mark Klimt

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Architects must resist client pressure to certify beyond the scope of their involvement

15-Sep-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Mark Klimt writes on liability for architects’ certificates

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Clients are referring architects to the ARB for misconduct to avoid paying up

21-Jul-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: The ARB is unlikely to welcome being used by clients as a means of avoiding indebtedness, writes Mark Klimt

skyline

The stakes are higher when you work on iconic towers

20-May-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: With fame comes the risk of notoriety and the greater risk of claims, should performance not match up, writes Mark Klimt

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Dissuade clients from insisting on obligations which cannot be insured against

12-May-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: An architect should point out that it will avail no one if an obligation is insisted upon which cannot be backed by insurance, writes Mark Klimt

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Watch that novation doesn’t land you with the D&B contractor’s responsibilitie

12-May-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: A contractor may turn a deaf ear to a consultant’s lament that some of the risks place it outside its insurance protection, writes Mark Klimt

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‘Small’ is usually synonymous with ‘domestic’

12-May-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Don’t underestimate small projects’ ability to cause big disputes, writes Mark Klimt

Lee Mallett

Lee Mallett: 'Planning and politics rarely mix happily'

19-Feb-2015 | By Lee Mallett

Ahead of next week’s debate The Politics of Planning, director of Urbik Lee Mallett explains why planning is a ‘minefield for politicians’

Constuction site

New regulations should push cut-price plan-drawers out of the market

17-Feb-2015 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The new CDM Regulations coming into force in six weeks’ time will affect projects of all sizes and scope, warns Geoff Wilkinson

Legalease

It pays to be open from the onset

11-Feb-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Architects need to be able to demonstrate they have no conflicts of interest whatever the procurement route, writes Mark Klimt

Timber framed construction

Safety first when designing timber-framed construction projects

14-Jan-2015 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The HSE’s new policy on timber frame construction places responsibility for fire safety within the design phase, warns Geoff Wilkinson

Legalease

It is hard to resist the obligation to 'supervise' building works

11-Dec-2014 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: Your failure to inspect items properly might cost you dearly in the case of a claim, writes Mark Klimt