Construction Contracts: Hints, Tips and Solution-Focused Answers

  • Tuesday, 24th March 2020
  • The Gibson Hotel Point Square Dublin
  • 5 hrs CPD

This conference has been postponed following the statement by An Taoiseach.

Next available date: Thursday, 10th September 2020

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Answers to 13 Thorny Questions: Directly from 8 of Ireland’s Sharpest Lawyers

  1. Registration and coffee

  2. Chair's Introduction

    Construction contracts: hints, tips and solution-focused answers

    Chaired by: Kevin Kelly of McCann FitzGerald

    Kevin is "a real problem solver." "He is exceptionally well informed." He advised LinkedIn on a 17,000sq metre office block construction in a congested urban area.

  3. Conditions precedent

    What makes a condition precedent clause stand up?

    What counts and what would turn the scale in your favour?

    Answered by: Niav O'Higgins of Arthur Cox

    Niav is "a leading light, incredibly astute: a real star." She advised Hibernia Reit on the construction contracts and development of major projects right across Dublin.

  4. Recovery of loss

    Right now in Ireland, how are the courts approaching recovery of loss, particularly economic loss, for contractors and clients?

    How can you expect the judges to react?

    Answered by: Angelyn Rowan of Philip Lee

    Angelyn is "razor sharp, incredibly clued up and achieves sensational results." She advised the NAMA appointed receiver on work being carried out on large apartment complexes.

  5. Morning coffee

  6. Design liability

    Who is ultimately responsible for the design of an accepted value engineering exercise submitted by a contractor under an Employer Design GCCC contract?

    Answered by: Eamonn Conlon of A&L Goodbody

    Eamonn is “pre-eminent for construction law - the guru you go to for all the angles.” He drafted the public works contract and is advising on the new children's hospital.

  7. Insurance and warranties

    Assessing all the legal and practical scenarios, where are the grey areas over latent defects insurance, home bonds and collateral warranties?

    What is covered and what is not?

    Answered by: Finola McCarthy of Ronan Daly Jermyn

    Finola continues to impress with her “stellar” practice. She is vastly experienced in all principal forms of contract. "She translates complex contract clauses into layman's language."

  8. Overrun

  9. Lunch

  10. Pay-less notices

    How will Adjudication impact on payment notices under the major forms of contracts used in Ireland, i.e. timing, procedure, form and content?

    Same as England or watch this space?

    Answered by: Edward Quigg of Quigg Golden

    Edward has a vast amount of practical knowledge of dispute resolution in the construction industry. He has been involved in many of the most closely watched cases.

  11. Final account disputes

    Going beyond "just keep records," how do you gain an edge in final account disputes, including the threat of adjudication?

    What are the risks and the obligations of experts?

    Answered by: Bruno Herbots of Herbots

    Bruno worked on the development of Ireland's National Paediatric Hospital Projects. He is renowned for "his inventive solutions" and for being a highly gifted public speaker.

  12. Bespoke contracts

    What is the scope and effect of bespoke D&B contracts coming into the industry, driven by large scale investors shifting the risks in developments?

    How can you negotiate them to your advantage?

    Answered by: Barrett Chapman of McCann FitzGerald

    Barrett advised Boston Scientific on the construction of its neurovascular facility in Cork. He brings "clarity of thought to the table" and "understands on-the-ground realities."

  13. Over-run

  14. Close of conference

All speaker quotes are taken from Chambers Directory, Who’s Who Legal or Legal 500

This conference has been postponed following the statement by An Taoiseach.

Next available date: Thursday, 10th September 2020

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