CONSTRUCTION LAW & DISPUTES

Ian Crotty Solicitors has excellent experience in all aspects of dispute resolution in construction including litigation, arbitration, conciliation, mediation, adjudication and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).  Ian has acted for a range of construction professionals and their insurers, such as architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, global construction companies, design and build contractors and domestic contractors.

Ian Crotty has been practicing in this area since the growth of professional indemnity claims began in 2005 during the “Celtic Tiger” era. Ian played a pivotal role in building one of the first global UK law firms to locate in Ireland with a view to providing specialist advice in this area to construction professionals from an insurance and construction perspective.

Ian is acutely aware of the challenges facing both the insurance industry and the construction industry in a post Covid and Brexit economy and believes it is more important now than ever that lessons are learned from the trend of claims over the last twenty years in Ireland stemming from the pre and post “Celtic Tiger” era. Ian is equipped to utilise the wealth of experience and first-hand exposure to this environment with a view to minimising costs for the client by concentrating on a commercial strategy that navigate the constraints of the Irish legal system. Ian’s pledge to clients is to avoid delay, protraction and a costs driven culture to bring clients more ownership of the dispute resolution process.

Ian has presented on many conference panels over the years in relation to Construction Developments in Ireland and the UK. Ian presents regularly to large audiences of construction professionals on topics such as claims mitigation, preventing claims, Building Regulations and Construction developments.

Ian Crotty Solicitors can assist clients before, during and after the stages of a variety of construction projects in areas such as the following:-

  • Fee and Payment disputes (that often trigger a professional indemnity policy notification) ;
  • Negligent or Defective Design claims (Professional negligence) ;
  • Disputes concerning defective works, products or materials ;
  • Varying Contractual disputes such as claims concerning delays/disruption/ collateral warranty obligations/net contribution clauses ;
  • Adjudication ;
  • Building Regulation requirements and duties ;
  • Commercial & Construction Contracts ;
  • Health & Safety ;
  • Insurance coverage advice on policy wording and claim presentation via broker and insurers ;
  • Advice in the event of insolvency issues arising.