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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

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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

RMJM\'s Ninewells Hospital in Dundee

Former RMJM bosses absolved in asbestos compensation claim

9-May-2014 | By

Claim dropped against two elderly former RMJM partners who faced a £1 million ‘legal nightmare’ over alleged asbestos poisoning

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Architect fined for altering listed building

24-Mar-2014 | By

ARB’s professional conduct committee has fined a London architect £1,500 for carrying out unauthorised alterations to a listed building

Don't underestimate small projects' ability to cause big disputes

18-Feb-2014 | By Mark Klimt

It is a popular misconception that small projects carry less risk of dispute and claims, writes Mark Klimt

Library walk

Public inquiry launches into Simpson's 'stunted black glass stub'

21-Oct-2014 | By

A public inquiry begins later today (21 October) into the future of a controversial, half-built glass and metal walkway by Ian Simpson Architects behind Manchester town hall

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

Nick Clegg

Clegg pledges to build five new garden cities

6-Oct-2014 | By

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has pledged to build five new garden cities between Oxford and Cambridge

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It’s National Fire Door Safety Week

22-Sep-2014 | By Geoff Wilkinson

The Regs: Geoff Wilkinson looks at specification of fire doors

Legalease

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