In-person Conference

Construction Contract Disputes Ireland: Shaping New Developments into Solution-Focused Advice for Practitioners

Court-Proven, Solution-Focused Answers to 7 of the Thorniest Questions facing Experienced Practitioners: Directly from Top-Flight Construction Lawyers

5 hours CPD

Live Attendance

Attend the conference in-person at The Gibson Hotel, Dublin

  • Date Tuesday, 17 Sept 2024, 10:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Registration Open from 9:30AM
  • Rate


    per person

  • Information you won't find elsewhere

    Our experts talk under Chatham House Rule, so you get the best, most readily usable information they wouldn't share elsewhere


  1. 09:30

    Registration and coffee

  2. 10:00

    Chair's Introduction

    Construction Contract Disputes Ireland: Shaping new developments into solution-focused advice for practitioners

    Chaired by Kevin Kelly, McCann FitzGerald

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

  3. 10:10

    Caps on liability

    How do you position yourself to succeed in capping and limiting your liability in building contracts, consultant appointments, and collateral warranties?

    Answered by Margaret Austin, Addleshaw Goddard

    Margaret "knows the system inside out - her deep knowledge sets her apart." She advised on the development of a 600-bed student scheme in Cork.

  4. 10:45

    Conditions precedent

    Where - right now - is the legal wriggle room over conditions precedent, and how can you gain an advantage with timed-out claims, late submissions, and claims for EoT and loss and expense?

    Answered by Niav O'Higgins, Construction Lawyer

    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.

  5. 11:20

    Morning coffee

  6. 11:35

    Liquidated damages

    What factors will sway the court in liquidated damages claims, distinguishing them from penalties, with case-law-driven examples of both successful and unsuccessful outcomes?

    Answered by Sean Carr, McCann Fitzgerald

    Sean acted for Lloyd's Syndicate Insurers in claims against architects, engineers and insurance brokers. "He is astute, incredibly clued-up and a great communicator."

  7. 12:10


    How do you control - and overcome - difficulties with concurrent and dominant delay, including commencement, impact and duration, and overlapping events?

    Answered by Clare Cashin, Philip Lee

    Claire acted for Kilkenny County Council and Trinity College Dublin in significant delay claims. “She is very skilful in guiding her clients through difficult disputes.”

  8. 12:45


  9. 13:00


  10. 13:45

    Expert evidence

    What happens when an expert doesn't meet the necessary standards and is heavily criticised by a judge - and what are the consequences for other cases in which that expert is instructed?

    Answered by Eamonn Conlon SC

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

  11. 14:20

    Adjudication decisions

    What insights can be gained from the latest and most salient Irish adjudication decisions, and which grey areas and unresolved arguments remain to be litigated?

    Answered by Enda O'Keeffe, Construction Lawyer

    Enda acted for building contractors in the largest disputes to have arisen under the public works contract form. "He finds solutions that really stand out from the rest."

  12. 14:55

    Performance Bond Calls & Enforcement

    What approach are the Courts taking to enforcement of performance bonds, and what strategies/circumstances will change the dial in a dispute?

    Answered by Dermot McEvoy, Eversheds Sutherland

    Dermot is advising large contractors on claims for EOT and final account disputes. "He sees a commercial route through problems; he is tenacious and doesn't give up."

  13. 15:30


  14. 16:00

    Close of conference

Live Attendance

Attend the conference in-person at The Gibson Hotel, Dublin

  • Date Tuesday, 17 Sept 2024, 10:00AM to 4:00PM
  • Rate


    per person

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