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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Establishing communication

    2015-02-20T06:00:00

    Are communications protocols necessary to support the payment process?

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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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    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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    Construction 2025: Looking for a roadmap

    2014-01-28T08:40:00

    Construction 2025 reminds us of the direction of travel but what’s needed now is a clear plan on how the industry can get to where it needs to be

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    Verbal agreements: Is your word your bond?

    2013-08-29T06:00:00

    The use of an oral or verbal contract in non-construction activity is commonplace, so is there any reason why we should not extend it into construction works?

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    Contract flexibility: How far can it bend?

    2013-05-31T06:00:00

    Flexibility in contracts is a complex matter. Professionals need the freedom to exercise their judgment, but never at the expense of precise language

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    Procurement: Old ways are the best

    2013-02-15T00:00:00

    Two surveys on construction procurement show that although the traditional and design and build routes are still favoured, there’s plenty of scope for refinement

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    BIM: Taking the leap

    2012-12-07T00:00:00

    BIM has the potential to change the face of the construction industry, but will it?

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    Educating for construction: Time to skill

    2012-09-21T00:00:00

    The industry should be thinking hard about what sort of graduates it wants from our colleges and universities

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