Tony Bingham's articles

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    I’m a contractor... get me out of here!

    2018-12-05T06:00:00Z

    Tony Bingham cheers the appeal court judges who have hacked away 20 years growth of confusion around payment notices

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    Procuring our safety

    2017-09-14T06:00:00Z

    Procurement issues lie at the root of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, argues our legal columnist: it’s dangerous for architects and engineers to cede control of how their specification is implemented

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    Still beating the drum

    2017-04-21T07:00:00Z

    In his first column, in April 1987, our legal columnist, criticised the CITB levy. As a new training charge looms, he assesses the 30 years since: ‘disputomania’, adjudication, and what happens next

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    Who gets the bill?

    2017-03-02T06:00:00Z

    A collapsed tunnel on a hydroelectric scheme left the contractor and employer in dispute about who should pay to have it rectified. So where does liability lie?

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    Playing the game

    2017-01-30T15:13:00Z

    A recent TCC case shows how the back and forth between contractor and employer around payment notices can descend into a parlour game

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    Trump? Oh no it isn’t. Oh yes it is!

    2017-01-06T06:00:00Z

    So much of the world - and construction in particular - looks like the back end of a panto horse. Imagine if we had a powerful, no-nonsense wheeler-dealer taking over the reins…

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    Third time lucky?

    2016-12-02T06:00:00Z

    Here’s a case that shows up the sheer muddle that is the Construction Act’s payment rules. They need to be rewritten - only not by those who made such a mess of it on the first two attempts

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    The book group

    2016-11-04T06:00:00Z

    Thinking about getting in some early Christmas shopping? Here are some thoughts on two new publications on construction law, available now

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    Questioning expert witnesses

    2016-10-04T12:17:00Z

    When an expert witness - a guardian of trust and knowledge - is proved wrong in court, it is tempting to try to turn psychologist and wonder what was going through his head

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    Hot tubbing: Rub-a-dub-dub

    2016-09-01T06:00:00Z

    Hot tubbing, where experts give evidence concurrently, is all the rage in Australia. Now it could be heading to these shores – except that it’s been here for 18 years already