Architect's Legal Handbook by Anthony Speaight

By Anthony Speaight

Architect's criminal Handbook is the main known reference at the legislations for architects in perform, and the verified prime textbook on legislation for architectural scholars.

The 9th version comprises the entire most recent improvement within the legislation that have an effect on an architect’s paintings, and accomplished assurance of suitable united kingdom legislation themes. most importantly, the bankruptcy at the JCT contracts has been thoroughly revised to hide the 2005 replace. Key good points of this variation are:

  • contributions through the major criminal and architectural specialists within the UK
  • full insurance of the JCT 2005 update
  • new bankruptcy on procurement
  • selected bibliography offers helpful references to extra reading
  • tables of circumstances, statutes and statutory tools offer complete referencing for pointed out cases.

Architect’s criminal Handbook is the basic felony reference paintings for all architects and scholars of architecture.

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Even if the factual manner in which it was caused was extremely unusual and unforeseeable in itself. In Hughes v Lord Advocate [1963] AC 837 workmen left a manhole overnight covered by a tent and surrounded by paraffin lamps, but otherwise unguarded. The eight-year-old plaintiff ventured into the tent, fell down the manhole, dragged some of the lamps down with him and thereby caused an explosion which caused him to be severely burned. e. burns from the lit paraffin) were reasonably foreseeable and therefore the workmen were liable.

The House of Lords held that, on the particular facts of the case, there was such a close relationship between the parties that the defendants’ duty to take care to the plaintiff extended to preventing economic loss caused by defects in their laying of the floor. This decision at first appears completely contradictory to the reasoning in Murphy v Brentwood, although some of their Lordships sought to explain it as a special application of the Hedley Byrne principle. One view is that Junior Books will continue to be considered as an anomalous case decided very much on its own facts, and not one that establishes as a matter of principle a further category of exceptions from the main decision in Murphy v Brentwood.

Thus, contractual duties are agreed by the parties themselves, whereas tortious duties are imposed automatically by the general law. e. to the other contracting party only, although there may be exceptions to this), whereas tortious duties may be owed in rem (to persons in general). 01 The tort of negligence is concerned with the careless infliction of harm or damage. It has three essential elements, namely: (a) the existence of a legal duty of care; (b) a breach of that duty; and (c) consequential damage.

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