• AJC will exercise all reasonable skill and care in carrying out the services agreed to be provided.
  • AJC shall act on behalf of and in the interests of the client.
  • AJC will cooperate with any other consultants appointed by the client (e.g. structural engineer) and will pass relevant information to the other consultants as necessary for coordination of their work.
  • AJC will not employ another Architect or other person not employed by the practice to carry out the services they have agreed to provide.
  • AJC cannot be held responsible for elements outside their control, e.g. whether planning permission will be granted; the performance of other consultants, etc.

Fees and Payments

  • AJC’s fees and expenses will be charged as set out in the letter of appointment.
  • Additional fees may be payable to AJC if additional work is carried out for reasons beyond their control, for example if:

a)    the client instructs additional work to be designed beyond the scope of the original brief agreed.

b)    services by others engaged by the client are delayed or not provided involving AJC in additional work

c)   AJC are obliged to settle disputes between others in relation to the project.

  • Payments will become due to AJC 14 days after issue of an invoice. Any sums remaining unpaid at the expiry of 30 days after the date of issue of an invoice may bear interest at a rate 8% above the Bank of England rate.


  • AJC is the owner of the Copyright in the work produced and has the right to be identified as the author of the design work. AJC’s Copyright is licensed to the client for the execution of construction work only upon full payment for AJC’s services in preparing designs for the work.

Resolution of Disputes

  • In the event of any dispute or disagreement arising, the client and AJC would hope to resolve their differences by negotiation or mediation. Alternatively, complaints or disputes can be referred to the Architects Registration Board (ARB) or the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Respective codes of conduct for Architects can be found on their websites at www.arb.co.uk and www.architecture.com  respectively.

Liabilities and Insurance

  • AJC shall maintain Professional Indemnity Insurance for £500,000 for any one occurrence or series of occurrences arising out of any one event.
  • When reasonably requested by the client, AJC shall produce for inspection, documentary evidence of their Professional Indemnity Insurance cover.
  • No liability shall attach to AJC in respect of services except such liability as is covered by AJC’s Professional Indemnity Insurance.
  • No liability shall attach to AJC either in contract or in tort for loss, injury or damage sustained as a result of the act, omission or insolvency of any person other than AJC and AJC shall not be liable to indemnify the client in respect of any claim made against the client for any such loss, injury or damage.