Claims of malpractice against architects and engineers have increased in frequency and in monetary value in recent years. Assuming no knowledge of law, this book explains, in simple language, the fundamental concepts involved. The bases for liability are described, together with how to minimize claims. The process by which arguments over claims are resolved is also covered. 32 case studies illustrate how malpractice claims actually arise and how the courts rule on them. The material on expert witnesses should be of particular value to any architect or engineer faced with the prospect of appearing in a courtroom as a witness.