9th Edition

Architect's Legal Handbook

Edited By

Anthony Speaight

ISBN 9781856176279
Published March 2, 2010 by Routledge
426 Pages

USD $74.95

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Book Description

Architect's Legal Handbook is the most widely used reference on the law for architects in practice, and the established leading textbook on law for architectural students.

The ninth edition includes all the latest development in the law that affect an architect’s work, and comprehensive coverage of relevant UK law topics. Most significantly, the chapter on the JCT contracts has been completely revised to cover the 2005 update. Key features of this edition are:

  • contributions by the foremost legal and architectural experts in the UK
  • full coverage of the JCT 2005 update
  • new chapter on procurement
  • selected bibliography provides useful references to further reading
  • tables of cases, statutes and statutory instruments provide full referencing for cited cases.

Architect’s Legal Handbook is the essential legal reference work for all architects and students of architecture.

Table of Contents

Editor's preface.  Acknowledgements.  List of contributions.  Part 1: General Principles of Law.  1. Introduction to English Law Anthony Speaight QC  2. The English Law of Contract  Anthony Speaight QC  3. The English Law of Tort Vincent Moran  4. English Land Law Martin Dixon  5. Introduction to Scots Law Catherine Devaney  6. Scots Land Law Catherine Devaney  Part 2: Statutory Framework  7. Statutory Authorities in England and Wales James Strachan  8. Statutory Authorities in Scotland Robin Fletcher  9. Construction Legislation in England and Wales Martin Edwards and Murray Armes  10. Building Regulations in Scotland David Wedderburn  11. Planning Law in England and Wales Andrew Fraser-Urquhart  12. Planning Law in Scotland Michael Upton  13. Public Procurement under European Union Law Stephen Mavroghenis  14. Party Walls Graham North  15. Health and Safety Law Affecting Architects Richard Dyton  Part 3: Building Contracts  16. Introduction to Procurement Methods in Construction John Salway  17. The JCT Standard Form of Building Contract, 2005 edition Allen Dyer  18. The NEC Engineering and Construction Contract and Related Architects' Forms Gordon Hall  19. Other Standard Forms of Building Contract Gordon Hall  20. Contractor and Sub-Contractor Collateral Warranties/Third Party Rights Ann Minogue  21. The FIDIC Contract Jeremy Glover  22. The Construction Act Payment Rules Matthew Needham-Laing  Part 4: Building Dispute Resolution  23. Litigation  Anthony Speaight QC  24. Arbitration Melanie Willems  25. Adjudication David Friedman QC  26. Mediation Christopher Miers  27. Building Dispute Resolution in Scotland Robert Howie  28. International Arbitration Tony Dymond and Emelita Robbins  Part 5: The Architect in Practice  29. Legal Organisation of Architects' Offices Graham Brown, Scottish Postscript Gordon Gibb  30. Architects' Contracts with Clients Sarah Lupton  31. Architects' Collateral Warranties Ann Minogue  32. Architects' Liability James Cross QC  33. Architects' Professional Indemnity Insurance James Leabeater 34. Copyright Clive Thorne  35. Architects and the Law of Employment Ruth Downing  36. International Work by Architects Richard Dyton  37. Architects' Registration Sarah Lupton  38. Professional Conduct of Architects Sarah Lupton and Peter Anderson  Bibliography.  Table of Statutes and Statutory Instruments.  Table of Cases.  Table of Legislation.  Index.

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"The Architect's Legal Handbook serves to make us aware of those areas in which the law overlaps with architectural practice and all the more easily avoid those pitfalls that trap the unwary. As a combination legal primer and security blanket this is an essential purchase for both Part III candidates and architects alike."

Peter Robinson Arias, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland journal (RIAS)