Twenty-six minutes into the United Rugby Championship quarter final on 6 May, Bulls’ flanker Cyle Brink was sin-binned for taking out an opponent who was waiting for a try-scoring pass. Should there have been a penalty try? The laws say: ‘A penalty try is awarded if foul play by the opposition prevents a probable try from being scored, or scored in a better position.’ Did the foul prevent the try?
Paper presented to Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Irish Branch Construction Contracts Act Conference 13 July 2022 It’s hardly surprising that Ireland’s Construction Contracts Act 2013 differs from some similar legislation elsewhere. I like some of its particular features, such as— Adjudication is a free-standing statutory process. This is more clear, straightforward, and honest than writing adjudication into contracts as a…
A different way to buy construction has been used for more than 30 years with good results. Will it catch on in Ireland?
The new private sector contract uses binding conciliation of disputes. I propose using conciliation to avoid disputes. And go back to having it non-binding. There is adjudication for binding decisions on a payment disputes.
It was a privilege to be asked to participate in the launch of the new Irish private sector contract on 15 September. The PSC is being sponsored by the Construction Industry Federation, the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland, and Engineers Ireland.