Architect’s Legal Handbook by Gregory Stone, Anthony Speaight

By Gregory Stone, Anthony Speaight

Architects should have enough realizing of the legislation not less than to spot the character of any criminal factor that arises. This ebook can be an crucial reduction to each architect in assembly this problem, for it's the unmarried coherent consultant to the legislations for architects. This version has been restructured to make reference more uncomplicated and new chapters additional. higher emphasis is put on how eu neighborhood legislations impacts architects.

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14 The value of the concept of ‘reasonable care’ lies in its flexibility. What will be considered by a court as ‘reasonable’ depends on the specific facts of a particular case and the attitude of the judge. Precedent is seldom cited or useful in this respect. However, in general the assessment of reasonableness involves a consideration of three main factors: (a) the degree of likelihood of harm, (b) the cost and practicability of measures to avoid it, and (c) the seriousness of the possible consequences.

On the other hand, if the name of the principal is not disclosed the agent can sue upon the contract as if it were his own. If A, not in fact being P’s agent, purports to contract with C on P’s behalf, and P then discovers the contract, likes the look of it and ratifies and adopts it, then at law A is deemed to be P’s agent for the purposes of that contract. The precise working of the rules of ratification are rather involved. 11 Turning now to the liability of an unauthorized agent to be sued by C, the position depends on what the agent thought was the true position between himself and P.

21 The tort of negligence originally developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as a cause of action for a party who had been physically injured by the careless acts of another. It also quickly developed into a remedy for careless damage to property. However, the attempt from about the 1960s (associated with the developing concept of a general principle of liability in negligence described above) to extend its ambit to economic losses generally has been largely unsuccessful.

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