Tuesday01 December 2015

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Is it ever worth calling in the lawyers? (by a lawyer)

9 November 2015

David Chipperfield is the latest high-profile architect to take a client to court, but every architect will face that dilemma at some point in their career. Lawyer Laurence Cobb urges caution

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Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.

Asbestos court case ends in victory for ex-RMJM partners

9 May 2014

Elderly architects absolved of any responsibility as case settled out of court

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Royal Courts of Justice

Fast-track planning court opens

4 April 2014

Appeals and judicial reviews to be heard by specialist judges

istock warranty

New ruling on collateral warranties

24 September 2013

Architects must try to limit their exposure, says legal expert Patrick Perry

Zaha Hadid's Wangjing Soho complex for Beijing

Five things every architect should know about copyright

2 May 2013

A bill to modernise UK copyright law has been given Royal Assent but will it protect architects?

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Should I obtain D&O insurance?

21 November 2012

Insurance allows directors and officers to take strategic decisions without threat of personal liability

istock warranty

Should I sign a collateral warranty?

2 October 2012

Architects are frequently under pressure from developers to provide assurance to third parties

How are the terms “lack of integrity” and “dishonesty” defined?

Crossing the conduct line

23 May 2012

How are the terms “lack of integrity” and “dishonesty” defined?

Employee rights, shares, legal, cartoon

Swapping rights for shares

20 November 2013

Could a tax-saving employee shareholder scheme benefit your practice?

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Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia

Is single project insurance better than annual cover?

29 July 2013

The pros and cons of taking out single project professional indemnity policies, says Patrick Perry

Bradford’s Pavilion Gardens estate has been the focus of residents’ complaints over high electricity bills.

Who’s liable if eco-standards fall short?

21 February 2013

Legal claims relating to sustainability requirements could end up leaving architects significantly out of pocket, says Patrick Perry

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How can we tackle debtors without in-house counsel?

23 October 2012

What steps can smaller practices take to recover debts without the luxury of an in-house lawyer?

Populous’s Olympic Stadium.

Should I accept Olympic hospitality tickets?

26 July 2012

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?

Can I be sued for discussing inside developments at my firm?

23 March 2012

If I discuss inside developments at my firm with third parties, can I be sued?

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