Our dedicated construction team empower our clients to drive projects forward by resolving obstacles quickly and efficiently.

Meet the team
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As recognised leaders in their field, our highly focused lawyers are experienced in the latest procurement, construction, dispute avoidance and resolution practices and collaborate closely with technical advisors to ensure our clients can focus on achieving their ambitions. We advise on all aspects of construction and infrastructure projects, as well as managing complex transactions related to education, hospitality, office, retail, industrial and residential developments and advising on contentious issues and construction disputes, including adjudication and conciliation.

As our team includes experienced construction and procurement solicitors and an in-house construction consultant, we have an unmatched ability to interface between technical and legal issues on construction and infrastructure matters. By providing practical advice, focusing on problem solving and risk mitigation, we optimise construction projects for success across the journey.

Our services include advice on:

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

Representative experience

  • 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.
  • Development of Penrose Dock, located on Cork City’s North Quays. The €125M office development includes three signature buildings, 250,000 sq. ft of office space and is deigned 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.
  • 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.
Finola is a go-to construction lawyer – she is simply outstanding. When she is working on construction contracts clients know they are in safe hands. Finola and her team have unparalleled experience – there is nothing she hasn’t seen.
– The Legal 500 (2024)
The RDJ team handles everything with experience and clear and succinct guidance.
– Chambers Europe (2024)
The practice provides all the resources necessary to provide clients with an excellent service.
– The Legal 500 (2024)
The team are very helpful and quick to respond.
– Chambers Europe (2024)
The individual solicitors are highly competent in their field. Their particular strength is taking the time to fully understand clients’ business and their particular needs.
– The Legal 500 (2024)