Architect's Legal Pocket Book

By Matthew Cousins, Matthew Cousins

© 2011 – Routledge

384 pages

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Paperback: 9780080966038
pub: 2011-05-23
US Dollars$42.95

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About the Book

A little book that’s big on information. The Architect’s Legal Pocket Book is the definitive pocket reference guide on legal issues for architects and architectural students. This handy pocket book provides key legal principles and the latest legal developments that will help you quickly understand the law and where to go for further information.

This book covers a wide range of subjects focused on the UK including building legislation and the Localism Bill, negligence, liability, planning policy and development, listed buildings, party wall legislation and rights of light. Illustrated with clear diagrams and featuring key cases, this pocket book is an invaluable source of practical information and a comprehensive guide of the current law for architects. The Architect’s Legal Pocket Book is written in a format that has already proved hugely popular throughout the construction industry and is a book no architect should be without.


Architect’s Legal Pocket Book achieves what is very nearly impossible: it humanises the law. The law is an intimidating beast, no less so when configured to the equally complex and routinely truculent machinations of architectural practice. But by adopting a highly effective combination of forensic detail and lucid presentation, Cousins is able to make sense of highly complex subjects and convey their meaning in a simplified way that should be easily accessible to all within the industry. Watch this space, this handy and indispensible guide could well usurp its coveted predecessors and emerge as the essential guide for the next generation of architects and students. –Ike Ijeh,

Table of Contents

The Law for the Architect. Planning Legislation. Land Law. Tort. Contract Law. Types of Contract. Dispute Resolution. Law of Practice Management and Business Administration. Explanation of Legal Terms. Bibliography. Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ARCHITECTURE / Professional Practice