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Legalease

So long CDM co-ordinator, hello principal designer

22-Apr-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: The new CDM regulations came into force this month, with the principal designer taking on significant responsibilities, writes Mark Klimt

Legalease

Proper planning and strong leadership will avoid playground spat

11-Mar-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: School commissions carry a heightened risk, not least because the client body is likely to be disparate and divided in its views, writes Mark Klimt

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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

RCKa Cottage

Playing the planning system

22-May-2015 | By Tim Riley

When an application to replace a cottage was rejected, RCKa found that an anomaly in permitted development rules provided the key to giving its clients the home they wanted

Building site

Building regs changes will help in war against 'wheelie bin blight'

13-May-2015 | By Geoff Wilkinson

Geoff Wilkinson sets out the key changes to building regulations brought about by the government’s Housing Standards Review

Carlton Tavern

Council backs plan to make developer rebuild demolished pub

6-May-2015 | By Jim Dunton

Westminster City Council has agreed to back an enforcement order which calls for a property firm to rebuild an exact replica of a pub it demolished without permission

Carlton Tavern

Developer could have to rebuild London pub brick by brick

29-Apr-2015 | By Colin Marrs

Westminster City Council looks set to force the developer behind the demolition of an historic London pub to rebuild an exact replica on the site

Legalease

So long CDM co-ordinator, hello principal designer

22-Apr-2015 | By Mark Klimt

Legalese: The new CDM regulations came into force this month, with the principal designer taking on significant responsibilities, writes Mark Klimt