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Construction Contracts: Hints, Tips and Solution-Focused Answers

  • Tue 22nd September 2020 until Thu 22nd October 2020
  • On-demand, Ireland
  • 5 hrs CPD


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  1. 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.

  2. Covid

    Under the main contracts, when can a contractor claim an extension of time and loss and expense for reasons of COVID, given stringent health & safety and site operating requirements?

    Answered by: Eamonn Conlon

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

  3. 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."

  4. 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.

  5. Conditions precedent

    Where is the contractual wriggle room over conditions precedent, e.g. being timed out, late submissions of final accounts, claims for EoT?

    Answered by: Robert Rooney of A&L Goodbody

    Robert is a stand-out rising star and problem solver. He knows the industry inside out and brings a huge number of the most closely watched cases to the table.

  6. 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."

  7. 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.

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