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  • Finola McCarthy



    Finola advises on all types of construction and engineering projects both public and private sector from initial procurement through to dispute resolution. She 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.

    She 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.


    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.


    Is it time to end retention payments? - Construction magazine, September/October, 2019

    Lawyers Association chair highlights OSH in corporate governance - Health & Safety Review, December, 2018.


    • Fionola McCarthy has "great depth of experience" and is a "knowledgeable operator"- Chambers Europe (2021).
    • Finola is recognised for exceptional standing in the legal community in Chambers Europe. She is recognised for exceptional standing in the legal community for her work in the areas of Construction; EU and Competition; Planning and Environment; Public Sector in  The Legal 500. She has also been recognised as a leading environment lawyer in the Who's Who Legal: Environment 2017.
    • Finola has also been recognised as a leading Construction lawyer in The Best Lawyers in Ireland 2019.
    • Clients note that  "What I like most about Finola is her ability to translate complex contract clauses into layman's language which enables us to make an informed decision," says one client, while another praises her "excellent technical knowledge and commercial awareness."; "responsive, knowledgeable and provides clear advice."
    • ‘Finola McCarthy is cool, confident and disarmingly effective. She is very strong on procurement law matters and has a quite non-ruffled approach to construction dispute resolution. She plays the long game.’ - The Legal 500
    • (Finola McCarthy) ‘a true professional who is very well versed in construction and procurement law’ has ‘a personality which enables her to deal comfortably with even the most confrontational of situations’ - The Legal 500

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