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‘One of the best practices in the country.’ - The Legal 500 (2020)

RDJ’s Construction team has a wealth of experience in advising public and private sector clients on major development and engineering projects. Our team comprising of experienced construction solicitors and an in-house construction consultant  understands the interface between technical and legal issues. We give practical and focussed advice on both contentious and non- contentious construction and infrastructure matters.

Our services include advice on:

  • Building and engineering contracts (eg FIDIC, NEC, RIAI, Public Works)
  • Collateral warranties
  • Bonds
  • Contract preparation and negotiations
  • Contractual claims
  • Development agreements
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Dispute resolution (adjudication, conciliation, arbitration) and avoidance
  • Health and safety
  • Project advice
  • Project insurance
  • Public procurement issues
  • Regulation
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Tender documentation

Significant Appointments – Advised on

  • Development of Navigation Square, which includes four signature buildings and 310,000 sq ft of fourth generation office space in Cork City, designed to Gold LEED standards.
  • Haulbowline Island East Tip Remediation Project, which involved enabling works and remediation works at the site of the former steel works on Haulbowline Island, Cork.
  • Construction and letting of the largest airport hangar in Europe.
  • Drafting of the Engineering Procurement Contract (“EPC”) based on an amended form of FIDIC for the design supply and installation of wind turbines, civil and electrical works, performance security documents, collateral agreements and operation and maintenance contract.
  • Hospital projects involving preparing and negotiating the construction contracts and the design team appointments, performance security documents and collateral agreements.
  • Public body on a €40M affordable purchase housing scheme.
  • Kilkenny Abbey Quarter on the development of the 16 acre Smithwicks Brewery Site in Kilkenny town centre.
  • Contractor claims relating to waste water projects and industrial infrastructure. 
  •  "straightforward and practical advice"  Chambers Europe 2021
  • ‘In the construction law field, RDJ are one of the best practices in the country and have a very good practical grasp of the construction process as well.’ – The Legal 500 (2020)
  • (The team is made up of) ‘knowledgeable individuals who show good engagement, honest dealings and good interpretation of our issues, offer clear, concise advice, and go the distance to get the results we require.’ – The Legal 500 (2020)
  • ‘competent, experienced and wise. They are strong on interpersonal skills and solutions orientated.’ – The Legal 500 (2020)
  • ‘accessible and eager to get the job done.’ – The Legal 500 (2020) 
  • “impressive results." Chambers Europe 2020
  • "clear, responsive and provide informed advice" –Chambers Europe
  • "Their extensive legal team has an in-depth knowledge across a broad range of issues."  Chambers Europe
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn’s team was active across a range of sectors including health, education, commercial, water, waste and renewable energy. Practice head Finola McCarthy advises contractors and procuring entities and has ‘vast experience in Irish and international construction contracts and professional services agreements’. The ‘intelligent and experienced’ Ronan Geary leads on contentious matters. – The Legal 500
  • "Ronan Daly Jermyn has a well-known and well respected Construction Practice. Contentious and non-Contentious Construction Law Specialist Finola McCarthy, Litigator Ronan Geary and Patrick Ahern are recommended." – The Legal 500
  • "Their extensive legal team has an in-depth knowledge across a broad range of issues." – Chambers Europe
  • "Ronan Daly Jermyn acts for a number of major construction companies in Ireland, leveraging off its strong commercial property expertise." – The Legal 500
  • According to a source, Finola McCarthy "susses out the issues and puts usable options in front of us." Another adds: "She has excellent knowledge of current industry practices. McCarthy handles the full range of construction mandates and has expertise in health and safety, planning and environmental law."Chambers Europe
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn acts for local authorities and private contractors on projects across the country, and is advising Bord Gáis on wind energy projects. Finola McCarthy is a construction law specialist who has “the interests of the client at the heart of their advice” –The Legal 500
  • "The team at Ronan Daly Jermyn was extremely responsive; we often communicated with very short turnaround times, sometimes until late in the evening and also intensively at weekends. The lawyers work very effectively and cost-consciously, and the client's interests are always at the heart of their advice."  – Chambers Europe

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