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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

Legalease

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

Plain English can prevent you forking out for contractors' mistakes

15-Jul-2013 | By Mark Klimt

It is sensible to establish the nature and number of third parties who might be expecting warranties or third-party rights, says Mark Klimt

The amazing staircase inside the Museum of Liverpool

AEW heads to High Court over Liverpool Museum job

5-Mar-2013 | By Rakesh Ramchurn

The case against AEW Architects for ‘professional negligence’ on the £72million Museum of Liverpool will begin next month at the High Court in London

Peter Hall

Rogers pays tribute to ‘most important planner in post-war Britain’

1-Aug-2014 | By

Richard Rogers has paid tribute to the urbanist and planner Peter Hall, who died earlier this week, aged 82

practice

Knock nothing down, unless it’s physically dangerous

1-Aug-2014 | By William Alsop

Planning portal: Localism isn’t creating the homes we need – so let’s try planning-free zones, writes Will Alsop

Peter Hall

Obituary: Peter Hall (1932 – 2014)

31-Jul-2014 | By

Planner, urbanist, geographer and ‘intellectual giant’ Peter Hall has died aged 82

Qatar World Cup 2022 Al Wakrah Stadium model 1

Ex-construction minister 'shocked' by Hadid's Qatar stance

28-Jul-2014 | By

Former construction minister Nick Raynsford has demanded Zaha Hadid use her influence to improve site conditions in Qatar following revelations that hundreds of workers have died building World Cup projects in the Gulf state

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Housing minister hits back at RIBA demand to build on green belt

24-Jul-2014 | By

The government’s new housing and planning minister, Brandon Lewis, has dismissed the RIBA’s call to build more new homes ‘on the unloved parts of the green belt’