Construction and Engineering

work together without conflict

Limiting risk is a key objective in every business relationship. All construction and engineering projects need a framework for the coordination of contractors, consultants and developers so that they can work together without conflict. It is essential that contracts are well drafted by virtue of the very complex nature of the legal relationship between the parties.

The Construction Industry in Ireland expects to create 75,000 construction jobs in Ireland by 2020. The aim is to build 25,000 houses per annum and to deliver infrastructure projects worth over €26 billion in the coming years.

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The construction sectors Adams Law work in are:

  • Housing and mixed use development.
  • Commercial property and retail.
  • Public procurement.
  • Healthcare.
  • Hotels, sports and leisure.
  • Alternative energy.
  • Infrastructure.
  • Technolog

At Adams Law we understand that timing is everything. Having quality legal support that understands your business and also the way that you like to do business is critical in delivering projects on time and within budget. Having worked on some of the largest construction and engineering projects in Ireland, we understand the challenges of undertaking a major project and, without doubt, we have the experience to guide you through all of the complexities from the inception of your project to its completion.

We are also very adept in dealing with construction law and engineering disputes. We have represented clients in both the High Court and Commercial Court on complex disputes relating to a whole range of issues, here are some of those issues that we are currently dealing with:-

  • the terms of construction contracts.
  • payment disputes under construction contracts
  • disputes relating to defective work
  • disputes relating to final accounts, including delay and extension of time claims
  • mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution
  • professional negligence on construction projects
  • contractor / employer insolvency
  • retention of title claims

Adams Law provides a broad range of legal services to the construction and engineering industry including industry specific contract advice, on-going project support, dispute resolution and avoidance and litigation. We are used to working to deadlines and we have acted for many clients that have completed high volume missed use developments.

All of our Solicitors keep abreast of the latest developments in construction law and engineering law. We have acted for many international developers, investors and finds in respect of development projects in Ireland and abroad. We have many years’ experience of advising on high profile and complex construction projects and have developed an unrivalled knowledge of the construction, engineering and infrastructure sectors.

The industry sectors that we work in are as follows:-

  • Commercial Developments.
  • Alternative energy.
  • Retail and Leisure.
  • Education.
  • Healthcare.
  • Green field site developments.
  • Residential developments.
  • Technology.

We work with construction professionals, contractors, developers, investors, employers and their insurers and we offer cost-effective advice that’s focused on finding solutions.

Come and talk to us about your:

  • Construction and engineering contracts.
  • Joint venture agreements.
  • Collateral warranties.
  • Letters of engagement
  • Performance bonds
  • Parent company guarantees, indemnities and bonds.
  • Supplier and purchaser agreements.
  • Construction disputes
  • Public procurement.
  • Planning and environment disputes.


  • Acting for a sub-contractor in relation to a dispute over an international development contract and a claim in excess of €8M against a main contractor.
  • Acting for a pension fund in relation to a joint venture development of a mixed use campus in South County Dublin.
  • Acting for a developer of a shopping centre and advising in relation to development contract terms and conditions and collateral warranties and indemnities.

Senan Burke

Managing Partner

Lisa Webb

Senior Associate