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CBA Annual Construction Law Conference 2023

Date: Friday 5th May 2023

Start Time: 2pm

Location: Distillery Building

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CBA Tech Talk – Defective Buildings- Consideration of the Irish and UK Approaches 

Date: Wednesday 22nd March 2023

Start Time: 9am

Location: Online Platform – ZOOM

Speaker: Deirdre Ní Fhloinn BL

Session will be chaired by James Burke BL

CBA Tech Talk - "Smash & Grab" Adjudications 

Date: Thursday 16th February 2023

Start Time: 4.30pm

Location: Gaffney Room

Speaker: Gerard Meehan SC

Session will be chaired by James Burke BL

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Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
at a Sprint

Date: Thursday 19th January 2023 

Start Time: 4.00pm

Location: Gaffney Room

The CBA has challenged six leading members of the Inner and Outer bars to succinctly summarise Irish construction law and dispute resolution in 15 minute parcels. This (undoubtedly overly ambitious) event is perfect for new practitioners, for established practitioners who might dabble in the area and, of course, for those us who certainly could benefit from a refresher upon the mainstays of construction law.

CBA Tech Talk – Practical Issues in Arbitration

Date: Wednesday 7th December 2022

Start Time: 4.30pm

Location: Gaffney Room and Online

Speaker: Brian Kennedy SC

Session will be chaired by James Burke BL

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CBA Tech Talk – Price Inflation in the Construction Industry

Date: Wednesday 2nd November 2022

Start Time: 9am

Location: Online Platform – ZOOM

Speaker: Sean Carr, Partner, McCann Fitzgeralds LLP

Session will be chaired by James Burke BL

CBA Tech Talk - Business Interruption Insurance and Construction

Date: Wednesday 19 October 2022

Start Time: 9am

Location: Online Platform – ZOOM

Speaker: Reg Jackson SC

Session will be chaired by James Burke BL


Podcast: Construction Law in Focus | Specialist Bar Series

What’s new in Construction Law? In the first episode of our Specialist Bar series, Ali Bracken Ziad BL interviews Barra McCabe BL, a barrister practicing in Construction Law. Topics range from the Construction Bar Association itself, to the latest developments and trends in this area of practice.

Posted June 27, 2022

CIArb – The Construction Contracts Act 2013… six years on

Date: Wednesday 13th July 2022
Time: 1.00pm (lunch & registration) (Conference 1.50pm sharp)
Venue: CIF, Construction House, D06 C6T2 and online via Zoom

In-person tickets are limited and registration online here is essential. Online tickets are also available and you can register here. Further details will be issued closer to the event date. Limited carparking will be available but you are encouraged to use public transport where possible.

For any queries please contact Jennifer on


Posted June 8, 2022


Annual Ken McQuillan Lecture

Date: Monday 13th June

Time: 4.00pm

Venue: Dublin Dispute Resolution Centre (DDRC), The Distillery Building, 151 Church St, Smithfield, Dublin 7, D07 WDX8

Cost: Free (but registration is essential)

Posted May 10, 2022

CBA Satellite Event with Dublin International Disputes Week 2022

Date: Thursday 16th June 2022

Start Time: 4.30pm- 5.30pm

Location: Gaffney Room & Online


This event is being held in conjunction with the Dublin International Disputes Week 2022.


Posted May 9, 2022

In Pictures: 2022 CBA Annual Construction Law Conference

Panel 1 on Adjudication – Chaired by Jonathan FitzGerald BL. Speakers: James Burke BL, The Hon Mr Justice Garrett Simons and Mrs Justice Finola O’Farrell DBE

Panel 2 on Insurance & Construction – Chaired byMrs Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan. Speakers included Robert Fitzpatrick SC, John Kennedy SC and Lydia Bunni BL.

Posted April 7, 2022

Annual Construction Law Conference 2022


The Construction Bar Association is delighted to invite you to attend its 8th major open conference event, starting at 2.00pm on Friday 6th May 2022 (registration from 1.30pm), at the Atrium, Distillery Building.

Refreshments will be available at registration and mid-afternoon.  The conference will finish at 5.30pm approx. and a drinks reception will follow.

Topics will include;

  • Adjudication

  • Insurance

  • Multi-Unit Developments

  • Suspension & Termination

CIArb 40th Anniversary Lunch The Westbury Hotel Friday 29th April

Posted April 5, 2022

Location: The Westbury

Date: 29th April 2022 @ 12.30pm

Special Guest of Honour: Louise Reilly BL (Irish Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration & ICSID Panel of Arbitrators)
After Luncheon Speaker: Jim Power, Economist
Launch of: ‘The Early History of the CIArb Irish Branch’, and ‘AR20 – CIArb All Ireland ArbitrationRules’

Annual Lunch Tickets: €90 / Seat
Discount for half and full tables
Price includes wine and a copy of both publications launched

Enquiries: / 01 817 5307 / 

Booking Links:

Posted March 28, 2022

Call for Entries


Entries must be original and not previously published in any periodical, journal, or similar work of an academic or professional nature, including online or printed reports or articles used in the promotion of an entrant’s practice or business.  The award of prizes or commendations is at the discretion of the CBA through its Judging Panel.  Entries must not exceed 5,000 words (excluding footnotes). 

Entrants should not put their names (or their firm’s name) anywhere on their entry. 


Entries should be in pdf format, sent by email to , with the subject line ‘CBA Essay Competition’, no later than 5pm on Friday, 3 June 2022, and with the author’s name and telephone number in the body of the email. 

Posted February 25, 2022

CBA Tech Talk – Will Judicial Review spoil the Adjudication Party?

Date: Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Start Time: 9am

Location: Online Platform – ZOOM

Speaker: Gavin Wilson, Civil Engineer, Belfast Harbour Commissioners

Session will be chaired by James Burke BL


Posted February 16, 2022


Code of Practice for Tendering

The Liaison Committee for the Construction Industry is happy to announce the publication of the new Code of Practice for Tendering.  This text is a revision to the previously published 2006 and 2018 editions and includes significant additions and detailed explanations of key subject areas, updates for legislative amendments and a more comprehensive set of appendices which will help guide those involved in the construction industry through the tendering process for private works in Ireland.

The Liaison Committee for the Construction Industry was established by agreement between the Constituent Bodies: Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI); Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI); Construction Industry Federation (CIF); Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI); and Institution of Engineers of Ireland, trading as Engineers Ireland (IEI).

Hardcopies of the Code of Practice for Tendering are now available in the RIAI bookshop, 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 for €30.  A digital version of the Code will also be made freely available on the Liaison Committee website

Posted January 20, 2022

Recording – Residential Construction Law Book Launch

The Construction Bar Association of Ireland in conjunction with Hart Publishing is pleased to invite you to the Irish launch of Residential Construction Law, published in 2021 by Hart Publishing, by authors Philip Britton and Matthew Bell, with specialist contributions from Kim Vernau and Deirdre Ní Fhloinn BL.

Posted January 5, 2022


CBA Tech Talk: Updates from the TCC – A year in review

Date: 16 February 2022

Start Time: 9am

Location: Online Platform – ZOOM

Speaker: Michael Judge BL

Session will be chaired by James Burke BL

Posted January 5, 2022

CBA Tech Talk – Procurement and State Funding – a change in the landscape

Date: 26 January 2022

Start Time: 9am

Location: Online Platform – ZOOM

Speaker: Donogh Hardiman BL

Session will be chaired by James Burke BL

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