Construction Consultant, Galway Office
Denise is a chartered engineer with over 25 years’ experience working in the Irish Construction Industry.
She holds an LLM in Construction Law, Arbitration and Adjudication. At RDJ she combines her technical expertise and experience of the construction industry with her knowledge of contract law to deliver client focused solutions to construction related issues. Denise acts for parties involved in dispute resolution processes under numerous forms of contract and has also acted for parties in adjudication proceedings referred under the Construction Contracts Act 2013.
Representative project experience:
- acts as the Independent Project Monitor on a number of large scale projects where dispute avoidance is a key role;
- advises clients in relation to procurement strategy and risk management;
- advises clients on potential negotiation strategies in order to avoid formal dispute resolution processes; and
- represents clients in conciliation proceedings arising under various forms contract and adjudication proceedings initiated under the Construction Contracts Act 2013.
Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton Street (BScEng (Hons) & DipEng)
Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen (LLM in Construction Law, Arbitration and Adjudication)
Accredited Mediator (Mediators Institute of Ireland)
Chartered Engineer with Engineers Ireland (CEng)
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
Member of the Mediators Institute of Ireland (MMII)
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