construction & infrastructure

I have been advising on construction projects and disputes since 1987. I advise on:

  • structuring contracts, including innovative and collaborative models
  • assessing and managing risk
  • legal issues in the procurement and execution stages
  • preventing, resolving, and winning disputes.

I advise on ad hoc issues as they arise, and also as project counsel for projects requiring more ongoing strategic legal advice.

I drafted the suite of public works contracts and associated documents, used for almost all public construction in Ireland since 2007. I also drafted the arbitration rules for public works disputes.

I have advised on most of the large public infrastructure projects constructed in the last 20 years, including —

  • New children’s hospital, Dublin
  • Dunkettle interchange, Cork, and most of the inter-urban national road and motorway network
  • MetroLink (and previously Metro North) and other urban rail projects including DART Underground, Metro West, several Luas extensions
  • Ringsend wastewater treatment pant (one of the largest in Europe), and several other water and wastewater plants, networks, and programmes
  • Ringaskiddy port redevelopment, Cork
  • M17 M18 Gort-Tuam, and several other PPP projects, including M8 Rathcormac-Fermoy, Limerick Tunnel, Criminal Courts of Justice
  • Gas pipeline and infrastructure projects
  • National domestic water metering programme
I also advise on significant building projects, including —
  • industrial projects in the life sciences sector
  • landmark city centre commercial developments
  • renewable energy projects
  • university buildings