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Finola McCarthy

Partner, Cork Office

Finola Heads RDJ’s procurement and construction teams. She has vast experience in all types of development, construction and engineering projects both public and private sector from initial procurement through to dispute resolution. Finola is experienced in all principal forms of contract used in design build, EPC, construction, infrastructure and energy projects such as FIDIC, RIAI, IEI, government public works and several bespoke forms.

Finola has extensive experience in advising local authorities and other public bodies on all aspects of public procurement and administrative law issues. Her practice includes environmental law and related project issues including health and safety and planning. She is Member of the Irish Environmental Law Association; Procurement Lawyers Association; Irish Society of European Law and Adjudication Society. She lectures widely at conferences and training workshops and is frequently published in construction industry publications.

Recognised as a leading environment lawyer in Ireland - Who's Who Legal.


University College Cork (BCL)
University of Dundee (Diploma in Petroleum and Mineral Law)
University College Dublin (Diploma in European Law)


Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland.

very wise and experienced construction lawyer. Very easy to deal with and very effective at what she does, combining her specialist skills with a pragmatic approach
– The Legal 500 (2022)
superb grasp of the legal issues in the construction area, provides us with really solid and well-thought-out advice
– The Legal 500 (2022)
Incredibly experienced and really understands our business. She always delivers a first-class service to us
– The Legal 500 (2022)