Why Attend?

Construction in Ireland and the UK has taken a battering in recent months. Though things are starting to ramp up again, the Construction Industry Federation expects the sector will run sub-optimally for at least 12 months.

How can construction get back to work safely? What are the best routes to recovery? What are legal implications and how can you deal with the many new contractual and commercial risks?

Join this webinar on 23rd June 2020 as we join Irish construction and legal experts. They will look at how construction can recover from the current scenario and what steps you need to take. Find out:

  • What the industry needs to do and how contractors can ensure success.
  • Clarity on insurance implications of the current situation.
  • What contractual implications there might be.
  • How to ensure you have the right documents and records in place.
  • How to resolve disputes with minimal risk and cost.

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Martin Cooney

Martin Cooney, Partner, ByrneWallace

Martin is a partner and Head of the ByrneWallace Construction Law team. He advises on all aspects of construction law including both contentious and non-contentious matters. He has wide-ranging experience advising on standard form and bespoke contracts. A skilled litigator, Martin has expertise in various forms of dispute resolution having represented a wide range of clients in numerous dispute resolution forums. He is also experienced in traditional litigation having represented clients at all court levels, particularly in the Commercial Court.

Sarah ConroySarah Conroy, Partner, Beale & Co

Sarah has extensive experience of insurance litigation and commercial litigation, acting for clients before the Commercial Court, the High Court and Tribunals of Inquiry. She has acted for insurers and self-insured clients in relation to all types of professional indemnity claims. That experience includes claims made against a range of professionals, such as architects and engineers. As well as insurers, she acts for financial institutions, various self-insured and a range of other clients. Sarah has contributed articles to international publications on the topic of e-discovery. She also co-authored the Irish chapter of “Professional Secrecy of Lawyers in Europe” published in 2013.

Shane DempseyShane Dempsey, Director of Communications, The Construction Industry Federation

Since 2006, Shane has provided corporate communications and government relations expertise to Ireland’s leading indigenous and international companies. Shane and his team are responsible for devising and delivering external and internal communications strategies on behalf of the CIF. Shane is also responsible for the development and management of media relations, media engagement strategies, public affairs, government affairs and stakeholder engagement.

Bill Bordill, Director, Decipher ConsultingBill Bordill Quantity Surveyor Expert

Bill Bordill is an experienced quantum expert and dispute resolver. He brings industry insight gained over three decades in senior positions, with both contractor and consultant organisations. Bill is the discipline lead for quantity surveying within Decipher Consulting. Combined with his role as an APC Assessor for RICS, Bill maintains a direct and active involvement with current issues on live projects. Bill has over 35 years’ experience in the construction and engineering industries. He is experienced and qualified in matters relating to commercial project control, contracts and disputes.

Paul Darling OBE QC

Paul Darling OBE QC, 39 Essex Chambers

Paul Darling OBE QC has established a formidable reputation as an advocate in tribunals all over the world. He specialises in complex cases which feature multiple parties, large teams, and high volumes of material. An ability to work with colleagues from any jurisdiction, and to grasp detail, strategy, and tactics quickly has allowed Paul to develop a practice which has taken him to every major jurisdiction worldwide. Adaptability and focus have contributed to Paul’s reputation as a gamechanger, brought in to direct some of the construction and commercial world’s most difficult cases. Paul has represented diverse clients in tribunals such as the Technology and Construction Court, the High Court and the Supreme Court in Dublin, the High Court in Northern Ireland and Arbitration Tribunals globally. Since the early 1990s, he has conducted many arbitrations worldwide.

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