Specialist consultants - payment

In general, the architect should nominate specialist consultants, obtain client approval of the appointments, and advise the client of the consultants' fees. The client should also be advised of any fees for which they will become liable if the project does not proceed beyond a stage defined in the Client and Architect Agreement. The architect should act prudently by ensuring that all parties are fully aware of their responsibilities, of the fees payable and of the method of paying those fees, to avoid undue liability.