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.

  • 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.

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Part A: General principles of law

chapter 2|12 pages

The English law of contract

ByAnthony Speaight QC

chapter 3|10 pages

The English law of tort

ByVincent Moran

chapter 4|11 pages

English land law

ByMartin Dixon

chapter 5|5 pages

Introduction to Scots law

ByCatherine Devaney

chapter 6|6 pages

Scots land law

ByCatherine Devaney

part |1 pages

Part B: Statutory framework

chapter 7|11 pages

Statutory authorities in England and Wales

ByJames Strachan

chapter 8|5 pages

Statutory authorities in Scotland

ByRobin Fletcher

chapter 9|15 pages

Construction legislation in England and Wales

ByMartin Edwards, Murray Armes

chapter 10|28 pages

Building Regulations in Scotland

ByDavid Wedderburn

chapter 11|13 pages

Planning law in England and Wales

ByAndrew Fraser-Urquhart

chapter 12|6 pages

Planning law in Scotland

ByMichael Upton

chapter 14|5 pages

Party walls

ByGraham North

chapter 15|8 pages

Health and safety law affecting architects

ByRichard Dyton

part |1 pages

Part C: Building contracts

chapter 16|5 pages

Introduction to procurement methods in construction

ByJohn Salway

chapter 19|9 pages

Other standard forms of building contract

ByGordon Hall

chapter 21|4 pages

The FIDIC contract

ByJeremy Glover

chapter 22|11 pages

The Construction Act Payment Rules

ByMatthew Needham-Laing

part |1 pages

Part D: Building dispute resolution

chapter 23|2 pages

Litigation in England and Wales

ByAnthony Speaight QC

chapter 24|15 pages


ByMelanie Willems

chapter 25|6 pages


ByDavid Friedman QC

chapter 26|3 pages


ByChristopher Miers

chapter 27|5 pages

Building dispute resolution in Scotland

ByRobert Howie

chapter 28|6 pages

International arbitration

ByTony Dymond, Emelita Robbins

part |1 pages

Part E: The architect in practice

chapter 29|12 pages

Legal organisation of architects ’ offi ces

ByGraham Brown

chapter 30|6 pages

Architects ’ contracts with clients

BySarah Lupton

chapter 31|5 pages

Architects ’ collateral warranties

ByAnn Minogue

chapter 32|17 pages

Architects ’ liability

ByJames Cross QC

chapter 34|10 pages


ByClive Thorne

chapter 35|13 pages

Architects and the law of employment

ByRuth Downing

chapter 36|7 pages

International work by architects

ByRichard Dyton

chapter 37|2 pages

Architects ’ registration

BySarah Lupton

chapter 38|8 pages

Professional conduct of architects

BySarah Lupton, Peter Anderson