- Covid-19 – Effects on Construction Contracts
- Professional Indemnity Claims in construction
- Adjudication • Notices & fair valuation of claims • Acceleration claims
- Sub Contractor V’s Main Contractor – Contracts + Dispute Resolution
- Conciliation – How does conciliation really work?
- Unforeseen ground conditions
A one-day conference
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Date: 23rd September 2020
Due to a number of requests to run a conference on both construction contracts and claims, this event will provide an excellent overview of what you need to prepare for when dealing with construction contracts and claims associated.
Contracts can be hugely complex with a range of different challenges associated with each form of contract. This conference will examine the most commonly used contracts, challenges associated with each and successful project outcomes to use for future contracts.
There will be a full line up of expert speakers on these topics covering all practical and legal elements, using case studies and real-life examples to help you fully understand all important areas.
5 Structured CPD Points
This conference will be of great interest to all in the built environments both public and private sector including; contractors, engineers, local authorities, government departments, quantity surveyors, project managers, suppliers, manufacturers, semi-state agencies.
Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4.30pm
Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks
Covid-19 – Effects on Construction Contracts
Mel O’Reilly, Former Building Contractor
|Preparing & Defending Construction Contract Claims – Including Covid Related Claims
Speaker: Billy Morrissey, Chartered Civil Engineer, LLM in Construction Law and Arbitration; Conciliator, Adjudicator & Project Manager
|Adjudication – How to run one from start to finish
Speaker: William Brown, Senior Associate, Quigg Golden
|Notices and fair valuation of claims
Speaker: John Lyden– Conciliator and Arbitrator
|Sub-Contractor V’s Main Contractor – Contracts + Dispute Resolution
Speaker: Keith Kelliher, Quantity Surveyor, Accredited Mediator, Accredited Adjudicator, Kelliher & Associates Quantity Surveyors
|Concerns for funders on development financings’
Speaker: Siobhan Kearney, Associate, A&L Goodbody
|Conciliation – How does conciliation really work – the current trends and issues?
Speaker: Denise Kennedy, Construction Consultant, Ronan Daly Jermyn
|Design & Build Contracts: Roles & Responsibilities of Client and Contractor
Speaker: Chris Wheeler, (DWF Dublin) Partner, Construction and Energy
|Unforeseen ground conditions
Speaker: Martin Cooney, Partner, ByrneWallace
|Dealing with Delay; The Do’s and Don’ts|
There will be 5 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
Partner, DWF (Dublin)
Chris’ projects-related expertise spans the full life cycle of projects from procurement and contract negotiation and risk analysis to mid-project advice to post-project disputes.Read more
Chris has spent the last six years prior to recently joining DWF in a senior in-house role at a global engineering firm. He developed deep experience across many sectors including Water, Rail, Multi-use Development, PPP infrastructure, Energy, Airports, Technology Hubs, and Environmental. Chris oversaw litigation in over a dozen countries and has advocated in mediations, adjudications and arbitrations on many files
Chris brings his broad in-house exposure to projects in some 30 countries, M & A transactions, Irish leases, Employment law, Data Privacy and Corporate governance into cross-selling opportunities across the DWF offerings and offices. Chris is Canadian and worked for seven years there in commercial and construction litigation with an early specialism in insurance defence work. He was a partner in the projects group at Eversheds Sutherland for 4.5 years.
Partner & Head of Construction at ByrneWallace.
Martin is a Partner and Head of Construction at ByrneWallace. Prior to joining ByrneWallace, Martin was a partner with Smyth & Son solicitors in Drogheda.Read more
He has also worked as an in-house solicitor with the National Asset Management Agency where he was a member of the residential development and loan sales teams. He originally trained and worked as an Associate in the Construction and Engineering department of Arthur Cox.
He advises on all aspects of construction law including both contentious and non-contentious matters. He has wide ranging experience advising on standard form contracts (including RIAI, Public Works, NEC and FIDIC) as well as negotiating and drafting bespoke contracts, professional appointments and ancillary contracts. Martin has expertise in various forms of dispute resolution having represented employers, consultants and contractors in mediations, conciliations, adjudications, expert determinations and arbitration. He is also experienced in traditional litigation having represented clients at all court levels, particularly in the Commercial Court. He holds an M.Sc. in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution from King’s College, London and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Martin lectures and tutors on the Law Society’s Diploma in Construction Law, on the European Law and Negotiation Skills modules on the Law Society’s Professional Practice Course, and is a member and former Chair of the Law Society’s EU & International Affairs Committee. He is also a member of the Society of Construction Law’s Astra Committee in Ireland.
Senior Associate, Quigg Golden
William Brown is a Senior Associate at Quigg Golden, a leading construction and procurement law firm with offices in Dublin, London and Belfast.
William is regularly invited to speak at construction and procurement conferences throughout Ireland and the UK. William is also a lecturer in construction law and dispute resolution at Queen’s University Belfast.
Construction Consultant, Ronan Daly Jermyn
Denise is a chartered engineer with over 22 years’ experience working in the Irish construction industry.Read more
She is a former Technical Director with a leading international firm of Consulting Engineers where she was Project Director and lead technical advisor on numerous Design Build and PPP Projects, playing a key role in the delivery of technical advisory and design services to clients in the educational, healthcare, residential, industrial, civic, leisure and commercial sectors.
Denise holds a LLM in Construction Law, Arbitration and Adjudication and is a certified mediator. Denise acts for parties involved in dispute resolution processes under numerous forms of contract including amended RIAI, GCCC PWC’s and bespoke contracts.
Former Building Contractor
Mel O’Reilly, since his retirement from main contracting, provides construction management services to private clients.
He studied in DIT Bolton Street and Trinity College Dublin and has more than 45 years’ experience in the Irish construction industry. He started in the family contracting business in 1974 and joined MDY Construction in 1992, progressing through various management roles to Managing Director. The company, one of Ireland’s top 25 contractors for many years, delivered a diverse range of public and private projects across all sectors of the industry – public and private residential developments; commercial, industrial, and educational facilities; healthcare; sports and leisure; food production; waste treatment; and refurbishment works., etc
He has been heavily involved in broader industry issues as a member of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Executive and President of Master Builders & Contractors Association (MBCA) – engaged with government departments and professional bodies on tendering and contracts, registration of builders (CIRI), and the development of the Building Control Regulations and associated procedures. In retirement, he provides professional training, private consultancy, and continues to participate in industry associations.
Conciliator and Arbitrator
John Lyden has worked in the construction industry since 1970. He has experience of a very wide range of building and civil engineering projects.Read more
He has advised parties in disputes up to €25 million and has acted as the Conciliator/Mediator or Arbitrator in disputes up to €20 million.
John Lyden is a member of:
Panel of Adjudicators appointed by the Minister under section 8 of the Construction Contracts Act 2013.
Engineer’s Ireland Arbitrators Panels of Arbitrators and Conciliators
Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland Panels of Adjudicators; Arbitrators/Experts; and Conciliators/Mediators
Construction Industry Federation National Contractual Dispute Services Panel.
Owner, Kelliher and Associates Quantity Surveyors
Keith is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor by profession who specializes in construction and commercial dispute resolution.Read more
Keith is the immediate past Chair of the CIArb Ireland Branch having previously held the positions of Vice Chair, PRO, Education and Training officer and Chair of the YMG. Keith also sat on the executive council of the Mediators Institute of Ireland between 2016 and 2019.
Keith has advocated for parties in construction disputes for many years and most recently he has represented parties in 29 adjudication cases in Ireland. He has extensive experience of the adjudication process and wider construction industry across all suits of contracts. Keith’s construction experience crosses motorway construction, marine works, railway and light rail projects, churches, schools, commercial and domestic apartments and housing developments.
Keith is an active trainer in ADR and is the current CIArb Regional Pathway Leader for Mediation and Adjudication in Ireland. A member of the Approved Faculty List, Keith has tutored in the areas of Arbitration, Mediation and Adjudication for the CIArb, the Law Society of Ireland and with the Construction Industry Federation and to various other private bodies. Keith has recently been appointed to the Education and Membership standing committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators worldwide.
Keith has also acted and provided advice as an expert witness and regularly advises in respect to Construction Contract Issues. In recent months Keith has been appointed as Mediator in a £1 million construction dispute between a contractor and a local authority in Belfast and a €5 million dispute between a contractor and a health board in the south of Ireland.
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
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The rate to attend includes parking, morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and full buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event.