A bill to modernise UK copyright law has been given Royal Assent but will it protect architects?
Legal claims relating to sustainability requirements could end up leaving architects significantly out of pocket, says Patrick Perry
Insurance allows directors and officers to take strategic decisions without threat of personal liability
Architects are frequently under pressure from developers to provide assurance to third parties
How are the terms “lack of integrity” and “dishonesty” defined?
We’ve read some horror stories about architects’ liability regarding bim. Is this just scaremongering or will bim make architects more vulnerable to being sued?
Our experts predict the likely impact of 2012’s legal, financial and political changes on your practice
Verbal agreements have the same value as written contracts under legislation that came into effect this month
What steps can smaller practices take to recover debts without the luxury of an in-house lawyer?
How to avoid falling fall foul of the Bribery Act with corporate hospitality tickets for the Olympics
If I discuss inside developments at my firm with third parties, can I be sued?
The recent examples of YRM and Austin-Smith Lord show how employees can be hit when their practice runs into trouble
Novation essentially means that the contractor steps into the shoes of the employer, and takes both the benefit and burden of the contract.
Companies can now be prosecuted for failing to have adequate procedures in place to prevent bribery