Tony Bingham

Tony Bingham

Tony Bingham is an arbitrator, adjudicator, mediator and barrister. Each of those involves dispute management, decision making, and dispute resolution. As well as that, he is a writer, commentator and lecturer.

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    GDPR: The 12 step approach

    2018-06-12T06:00:00

    Tony Bingham explains the ins and outs of GDPR compliance, and how to make sure you don’t fall foul of the new data rules

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    Not what the doctor ordered

    2018-05-10T06:00:00

    Tony Bingham argues that the adjudication system set out in the Construction Act has been warped into something way more legalistic

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    A challenging case

    2018-04-12T06:00:00

    Tony Bingham explains how a recent case clarifies the scope of adjudication and the adjudicator’s role

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    Legal: More than words can say

    2018-03-14T06:30:00

    When Amey agreed to mend Birmingham’s potholes for 25 years, it should have understood it was forming a relationship – and not started picking holes in the contract wording to cut its workload

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    Legal blog: When things go phut

    2018-02-08T06:30:00

    With the Construction Act up for review, it’s the perfect moment to add a key item from Latham’s wish list that got left out last time: compulsory project bank accounts. Tony Bingham explains

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    Legal: Dissecting delay

    2018-01-25T06:30:00

    Tony Bingham recommends two new books for 2018. Both deal with delay and disruption in construction, but in very different ways

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    Legal blog: The inquisitor's little helpers

    2017-12-14T07:00:00

    In Severfield vs Duro Felguera, the defendant refused to come to court. The judge’s response holds useful guidance

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    And about time too

    2017-11-16T05:00:00

    The review of the Construction Act is more than welcome to Tony Bingham, who can hardly wait to see an end to the misapplication of 28-day adjudication as a dispute resolution process

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    Legal blog: Grenfell - what went wrong?

    2017-10-19T12:19:00

    Last month Tony Bingham went to Grenfell Tower to see the aftermath of the tragedy for himself; here, he looks at the scope of the inquiry and what it might tell us about the way we procure buildings

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    Curb your enthusiasm

    2016-06-03T06:00:00

    If the expert witness you commission comes up with something not entirely to your liking, you might be tempted to shop around for another one. But the court won’t like it

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    Adjudication: Pick on someone your own size

    2014-03-06T16:45:00

    Some parties will go to great lengths – even so far as bullying the poor adjudicator – to get an adjudication stopped. Better by far is to go straight to the judge and argue your case

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    Doing without lawyers

    2013-04-12T00:00:00

    More people than ever are choosing to conduct their own construction case without using a lawyer. Fine, but it calls for a more hands-on approach from the referee

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    Could we just add a staircase here, perhaps?

    2012-08-03T00:00:00

    The Giles Mackay case shows the folly of using a lump-sum contract on a project where the amateur client, inspired by House & Garden, wants a hand in the design…

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    Procedure costs: Please translate

    2011-03-11T00:00:00

    If a judge wants a specific document prior to trial that one party has never heard of, you’d expect someone to ask for clarification. Not in this, unnecessarily expensive, case

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    Losing the argument but getting your way: Ultimate victory

    2010-07-16T00:00:00

    Anglian Water’s dispute with Laing O’Rourke over the NEC’s adjudication rules illustrates a peculiarity of legal disputes: you can lose all kinds of arguments and still get your way

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    Page turners: Society of Construction Law essay prize

    2010-06-25T00:00:00

    The winners of this prestigious prize have some clever things to say about delays and quantum meruit disputes. Their papers are all must-reads

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    The foundations of a good decision

    2010-05-28T00:00:00

    From boldness to fairness, reaching a successful adjudication result starts with paying heed to seven pillars, as set out by Mr Justice Coulson

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    Court isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

    2010-05-21T00:00:00

    The property end of building is even more disputatious than the contruction end. It needs to find a better way to resolve disputes – so why not adopt adjudication?

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    This one’s on you

    2010-05-07T00:00:00

    Tony Bingham Tolent clauses, which make the party that refers an adjudication pay all the legal costs, are to be outlawed by the Construction Act … but a judge has just got there first

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    In praise of doing less: adjudication scheme

    2010-04-30T00:00:00

    The scheme for adjudication is being redrafted to fit the new (deep breath) Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act. If only they would write it on just one page

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