Sydney Launch of Updated Agreement

8 May 2019

Join the ACA – NSW/ACT Committee and Christopher Larcos on 5 June for the launch of the second edition of the Short Form Architect Client Agreement.

The agreement has been available to ACA members for the past two years and, in that time, there have been various comments and suggestions as to how it can be improved. In addition, there have been some changes to legislation and developments in case law that have an impact on such agreements.
At the launch of the revised edition, Christopher will discuss the improvements to the agreement, including:


  • how the Cost of Works is assessed
  • events that give rise to a deemed variation
  • how percentage fees will be dealt with if there is a change in the Cost of Works
  • how the architect’s intellectual property rights have been strengthened


Our speaker – Christopher Larcos

Christopher has degrees in architecture and law, and is registered as both a practising architect and a practising solicitor. He has been involved in architecture since the mid-1970s and has been a solicitor for about 15 years.

Christopher is a Fellow of the Institute of Architects, presents at the PALS course, is with the Institute’s Senior Counsellor service, is an adjudicator for security of payment matters in NSW, and is a former member of the Institute’s Practice Committee. He presently works as a Special Counsel in the Commercial group at Moray and Agnew.

His practice is in construction law and he has advised on everything from disputes involving backyard fences to multi-billion dollar PPP structures. He also advises architects, contractors and their clients.


5.30pm for 6pm start
Wednesday 5 June 2019 


Woollahra Library
Level 1, 451 New South Head Road
Double Bay


Member $45
Non-member $55


Participation in this event will deliver 2 formal CPD points.


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