Irish Construction Law Conference

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Irish Construction Law Conference

Increased inflation Issues – Competition (Amendment) Bill – Challenging & Defending Claims


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Date: 14th December 2022




The Irish Construction Law Conference is a key annual event for the construction sector. This conference ensures you are up to speed on the most topical legal issues, gives you an insight on upcoming changes, and always offers practical guidance on key issues relating to handling construction claims.


This year we will discuss Competition (Amendment) Bill and new civil investigation regime, recovery of cost increases as a result of increased inflation. We will also explore what information is required in challenging or defending a claim, how to go about challenging an adjudicators decision, contracting alternatives and increased talk of recession, what do we need to get into contracts now.


Our online conferences allow for greater interaction, with added time given to Q&A allowing you to submit questions relevant to you and your projects and receive real practical advice that can be put into place immediately.


See full list of topics below





Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised


Conference Programme


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Martin Cooney, Partner and Head of the Byrne Wallace LLP Construction Law team.


The Competition (Amendment) Bill

Alan McCarthy, Partner, A&L Goodbody LLP

Stiffened “dawn raid” powers
New civil investigation regime allowing more serious investigation / enforcement
Construction industry competition activities in the UK worth reflecting upon


Recovery of cost increases from increased inflation

Robert Rooney, Senior Associate, Mason Hayes and Curran

Government initiatives to deal with inflation in public works contracts
New approaches to inflation in the private sector
Subcontractor and tender risk


Required Information in a Successful Claim or Defence

John Lyden– Conciliator and Arbitrator

Parties identifying contractual entitlements
Factual evidence
Identification of key staff
Writing a narrative
Clear presentation
Suitable use of appendices


Contracts - Suspension and termination provisions

William Brown, Director, Civil Engineer, Solicitor, Fortfield & Brown

Contingencies for a possible recession - What can be put into contracts now?


Professional Indemnity Cover, Project Security and Collateral Warranties

Lisa Maloney, Associate Solicitor, Byrne Wallace Construction, Projects and Procurement Team.


Challenging an Adjudicators Decision

Fiona Egan, Senior Associate in the construction team at Arthur Cox  

A brief overview of the binding (in the interim) nature of an adjudicator’s determination
Circumstances in which a decision may be challenged:

Lack of jurisdiction
Breach of natural justice

Can an error in law lead to a successful challenge of an adjudicator’s determination?
How have the Irish courts approached enforcement applications to date?


Bonds in Construction

Hugh Cummins, Partner, Philip Lee

Evolution of Bonds Market
Types of Bonds
Purpose and Scope
Impact of Caselaw & the Future


Civil Liability Acts and concurrent wrongdoers

Deirdre Hennessy, Senior Associate Solicitor, Byrne Wallace Construction, Projects and Procurement Team.

Overview of the Act
What is a Concurrent Wrongdoer?
Key Issues where there are Multiple Defendants
Recent case law


Contracting alternatives – Frameworks, Partnering Arrangements

Jamie Ritchie, Partner, LK Shields

Private Sector vs Public Sector
Consortiums and Joint Ventures
Quasi Partnering Arrangements (eg. Development Agreements and EPCM / EPCI arrangements)
Consideration: Bespoke payment, equity arrangements and performance milestones
Allocation of risk and issues to consider




Who Should Attend?


This conference will be of interest to barristers, solicitors, construction professionals, contractors, construction dispute resolution practitioners, and all of those interested in construction law.




SAVE 100.00 EURO BY BOOKING THE EARLY BIRD RATE OF €435 + VAT per Person – Normal Rate @ €535 + VAT.


Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment


CMG Events Conference Discount

10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.


Why Should I Attend?


There are many reasons why you should attend this event, but here’s a few for you to consider.

Get the most up to date information on a number of different areas of construction law, from legislation updates, challenging claims, inflation issues and much more.
You will get the rare opportunity to ask questions from renowned experts and experienced professionals on matters specifically relevant to you
Attend this event from the comfort of your home or office, while engaging and networking with others
Gain valuable CPD hours to add to your yearly requirements
Gain access to all presentations which may prove invaluable going forward
Watch and re-watch all video presentations in 4K for up to 72 hours after the event


CPD Points


There will be CPD points awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.


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