Tony Bingham to give 2014 JCT Povey Lecture

Barrister, arbitrator and Building columnist, Tony Bingham, will give the JCT Povey Lecture on Thursday 13 November 2014, entitled “Let’s make friends with reality”.

Tony Bingham was called to the Bar in 1992, completing his pupillage at 3 Paper Buildings, Temple, London, where he subsequently became a full member of chambers, and where he has been a barrister and arbitrator ever since.

He is perhaps best known in the wider construction community as the legal columnist for Building magazine, a role he has held for the last 25 years, and for his part in the Channel 4 series, ‘Don’t blame the builder’.

Tony is a visiting lecturer at the University of Reading, the College of Estate Management, and since 1996, has been training new adjudicators for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Chartered Institute of Building. Since 2012, Tony has also sat on the judging panel for JCT’s Student Essay Competition.

JCT Chief Executive, Neil Gower, said:

“We are thrilled that Tony Bingham has agreed to deliver the JCT Povey Lecture 2014. Regular readers of Tony’s Building column will know that he is a pragmatic, forthright and inciteful communicator.

“We are looking forward to hearing Tony bring his candid and open style to what we know will be a fascinating Povey Lecture.”

The JCT Povey Lecture is an annual event at which an eminent person is invited to give their thoughts on significant matters that are relevant to the construction and property industry. The purpose of the lecture is to stimulate thought and encourage ways of continuing to improve the quality and value of construction output.

The event was inaugurated in 2003 to acknowledge and pay tribute to Philip Povey, who served JCT for fifty years. Further information, including videos of previous lectures, can be found by visiting the Povey Lecture page

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