Start Time
9:15 AM
End Time
3.45 PM
There will be CPD hours awarded to attendees. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

About this Conference

This one-day conference will provide detailed guidance on several key issues when it comes to working with various contracts and claims in the construction sector, making and defending claims, and how to avoid potentially costly mistakes.

You will learn exactly what is required when making a claim, as well as key tips on making and defending grounds conditions claims. You will learn more about adjudication enforcement and will dissect some recent case law. We will show you what sort of information you should maintain during a project, how to deal with personal injury claims and important project security issues to consider.

This Conference is a unique live virtual event from our own custom-built CMG Studios.


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Finola McCarthy, Partner, Ronan DalyJermyn

Making a claim and what's required

The Key elements to a claim

  • Cause,
  • Effect,
  • Entitlement
  • Substantiation

The key stumbling blocks and important requirements

  • Notices
  •     type
  •       form
  •        and timing
  • Condition precedent

Evidence and Record Keeping

  • Types of Records
  • Contemporaneous Record Keeping
  • Record Keeping and Technology

Drafting a claim

  • Layout
  • Who is the Audience?

Keith Kelliher, Accredited Mediator, Accredited Adjudicator,Kelliher & Associates Quantity Surveyors

Unforeseen ground conditions- Tips and tricks for making and defending ground conditions claims

  • Key differences between RIAI, IEI and PWC forms of contract
  • Common amendments to RIAI and IEI forms of contract
  • Recovering for unforeseen ground conditions under unfavourable conditions such as the PWC
  • Tips and tricks for making and defending ground conditions claims

Robert Rooney, Senior Associate, Mason Hayes and Curran

Adjudication enforcement and Adjudication case law

  • New Practice Direction issued this year to try to speed up the listing for Adjudication enforcements
  • Recent high court judgements discussed
  • John Paul Construction v Tipperary Co Op Creamery 2022
  • IEHC 3 and Aakon Construction Services ltd v Pure Fit Out Associated Ltd No 1 2021 IEHC 562
  • The adjudicators decision and precedence set.

Gerry O’Sullivan, Barrister, Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners

Defending claims - types of information you should be maintaining through a project

Notices and fair valuation of claims

Gordon Barry FIDIC Accredited Adjudicator

PWC, RIAI, Private sector contract issues

Hugh Cummins, Partner, Philip Lee Solicitors

PI Claims- Case law- Typical claims and outcomes

  • Recent significant cases
  • Dispute resolution strategies
  • Application of Civil Liability Act

Donal Twomey, Partner, Ronan Daly Jermyn

Project Security – Recent Bonds Case

  • Overview of different forms of project security
  • Recent case law – UK and Ireland
  • Practical considerations for stakeholders

Cian O’Lionaird, Associate Solicitor, Projects, and Construction, LK Shields Solicitors LLP

Dealing with Inflation and Price Increases in Ireland

  • Understanding how inflation and price increases should be dealt with under the RIAI, PWC and FIDIC forms of contract
  • Dealing with price increases fur to sectoral employment orders, hyperinflation, the conflict in Ukraine and Covid.
  • Clauses to watch out for when reviewing contracts and subcontracts

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

Who Should Attend?

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 and legal consultants to name just a few


Keith Kelliher
Quantity Surveyor, Accredited Mediator, Accredited Adjudicator, Kelliher & Associates Quantity Surveyor
Robert Rooney
Associate, A&L Goodbody LLP
Gerard O Sullivan
Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Barrister-at-Law and legal consultant with leading QS and Project Management practice, Mulcahy McDonagh & Partners (MMP)
Hugh Cummins
Partner, Philip Lee
Donal Twomey
Partner, Ronan Daly Jermyn
Cian O’Lionaird
Associate Solicitor, Projects, and Construction, LK Shields Solicitors LLP
Finola McCarthy
Partner, RDJ Solicitors
William Brown
Director at Fortfield & Brown


Early Bird Rate: €435 + VAT (LIMITED OFFER)

Full 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

Discounts available for bookings of 3 or more.