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Although the majority of construction work these days is carried out by
sub-contractors, there are surprisingly few books dealing with building
sub-contracts and the related law.
This book provides a much welcomed guide to the new 2005 JCT Standard Building
Sub-Contract (SBCSub and SBCSub/D), which is likely to be the regular
sub-contract form used by contractors when letting works under the radically
revised 2005 JCT Standard Building Contract.
Peter Barnes, who has over 30 years' experience of contractor/sub-contractor
relationships, provides a clause by clause commentary on the sub-contract,
highlighting practical issues and considering relevant case law.
The book will be of interest not only to sub-contractors and main contractors,
but also to other construction professionals and lawyers who need an
understanding of the contractual relationship and allocation of risk between
contractors and sub-contractors.
Peter Barnes MSc (Construction Law and Arbitration), DipICArb, FCIOB, FCIArb,
MRICS, is a Chartered Arbitrator, a registered adjudicator and a CIArb trained
He has been actively involved in the construction industry for almost 30 years
and has a wide experience of many types of construction work, including
building (both new build and refurbishment), civil engineering, and mechanical
and electrical installations.
He spent many years working for main contractors, undertaking both surveying
and management roles, and during that time he has administered and settled a
multitude of sub-contract accounts on a variety of different contracts. His
experience with sub-contracts covers both simple and complex contracts and has
involved detailed examination of contractual entitlements. His practical
background has led to an in-depth understanding of the allocation of risks in
Since becoming a consultant, Peter Barnes has represented many parties in both
adjudications and arbitrations, has acted as an expert witness in respect of
both liability and quantum, and has been appointed as adjudicator by both the
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Construction Industry Council.
His wide experience base has led to him being appointed to the committees of
the Chartered Institute of Building Eastern Branch, the Chartered Institute of
Arbitrators East Anglia Branch, and the Institution of Civil Engineering
Surveyors Anglia and Central Branch.
Also of Interest
The Law & Management of Building Subcontracts
1 4051 6102 7
978 14051 6102 2
The JCT Intermediate Building Contracts
1 4051 4049 6
978 14051 4049 2
The JCT Minor Works Building Contracts 2005
1 4051 5271 0
978 14051 5271 6
The NEC 3 Engineering and Construction Contract
0 6320 5386 0
978 06320 5386 5
Building Contract Casebook
1 4051 1881 4
978 14051 1881 1
One Hundred and Fifty Contractual Problems and their Solutions
1 4051 2070 3
978 14051 2070 8
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