Peter Hibberd

Peter Hibberd

Peter Hibberd is past chair of the Joint Contracts Tribunal

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    Legal: BIM - it's what you do with it

    2018-01-18T12:36:00

    Peter Hibberd cautions that BIM’s effectiveness in preventing disputes depends on good practice in tackling known issues

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    Legal blog: Incompatible provisions

    2017-10-26T05:00:00

    The contractor’s liability for design faults depends on not just the main contract form but also its associated documents: if they contradict each other, you could end up in court

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    Who needs bills of quantities?

    2016-09-21T06:00:00

    The value of bills of quantities continues to be questioned, thanks to advances in technology and measuring methods. But quantification remains important, however it is done

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    The ties that bind

    2016-12-09T06:00:00

    After Brexit, the UK is to go its own way regarding procurement and contracts but it will still have to work within parameters set by others if it is to trade internationally

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    Simply fair

    2017-03-02T06:00:00

    Understanding contractual provisions can be complicated but a solid legal framework that also reflects fair payment guidance is essential

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    Infrastructure: What’s in a name?

    2017-05-31T11:14:00

    ‘Infrastructure’ is the word on everyone’s lips at the moment, but how do you define it for contract purposes? For the most part, it might be best not to

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    Putting paid to late payment

    2014-05-16T00:00:00

    Whether further legislation can improve construction’s payment culture is debatable. It’s more about knowing your responsibilities and properly understanding the risks

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    The cost of avoiding disputes

    2014-09-04T06:00:00

    Can we learn from earlier arrangements to reduce disputes later?

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    Establishing communication

    2015-02-20T06:00:00

    Are communications protocols necessary to support the payment process?

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    Retentions: Fit for purpose?

    2015-04-17T06:00:00

    There have been problems with retentions ever since they were introduced to ensure builders finished a job to a good standard. But finding an alternative has proved elusive

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    Overpayment: Rare need for redress

    2015-06-26T07:00:00

    It should be difficult to overpay on an interim payment but when it does occur, should there be an express term providing for repayment?

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    Insolvent abuse

    2016-02-02T15:00:00

    Insolvency during the course of a building project is one of the sector’s grim realities. What contract provisions are there to provide protection from another party’s insolvency?

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    Contracts: Making amends

    2016-05-31T11:58:00

    What happens when making amendments to a standard contract causes things to go wrong?

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    In a state of fluctuation

    2016-07-20T06:00:00

    With inflation levels low, construction contracts are now less likely to offer fluctuation provisions. But the question as to where the risk of price changes should lie has not gone away

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    Green for go: sustainability in the JCT contract

    2009-03-06T10:24:00

    Keeping an eye on sustainability during the credit crunch shouldn't be too hard, with the help of the JCT's new guidance note

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    What’s wrong with tradition?

    2010-11-12T00:00:00

    Let’s not write off conventional contracting just yet, as some would have us do. Used in the right place at the right time, it is just as robust as any other procurement method

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    Building sports venues: It's only a game

    2011-03-11T00:00:00

    Construction projects notoriously run over time, but when you are building a venue for an international sports event, time is of the essence. Here’s a few things to bear in mind

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    Building contracts: Setting the standard

    2011-04-08T00:00:00

    The Joint Contracts Tribunal has provided building contracts for 80 years. Today, the challenge is to respond to a changing industry – but keep costs low

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    Shifting standards: new JCT contracts

    2011-09-09T00:00:00

    New standard form JCT contracts are on their way, in line with the government’s construction strategy. But don’t worry, help is at hand to understand the changes

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    JCT consultation: Life cycle considerations

    2011-12-09T00:00:00

    Should life cycle considerations be built into building contracts and project planning? The JCT is launching an industry consultation with this in mind, so start thinking

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