A building dispute in relation to the construction of a domestic or commercial property can have dire consequences for consumer and commercial clients. This might involve poor workmanship by a contractor, failure to properly follow the design or specification of the architect, engineer or surveyor. It may often involve negligent or defective design and supervision and inspection by design professionals to include architects, engineers and surveyors.
Gavan Carty, who holds a diploma in Construction Law from Trinity College and is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, leads the Construction Law team at Kent Carty. He has significant experience in advising and managing in relation to claims arising out of construction disputes.
Our Construction Law team advises clients on the appropriate steps to take to resolve these difficult and complex claims. Our aim is always to help our clients come to an early resolution in the most cost efficient manner.
When commencing Professional Negligence Proceedings against design professionals we have a wealth of connections with appropriate technical expert witnesses to provide consistent and expert reports prior to commencing proceedings.
Our Construction Law team are all accredited Mediators with internationally recognised bodies such as the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and are members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Irish Branch (CIARB).
We advocate the use of Mediation and/or Conciliation with a view to resolving Construction Law Disputes where appropriate.
We also advise Contractors and Developers across a wide range of construction matters to include contract preparation/negotiation, contract administration and construction disputes and dispute resolution.
The introduction of the new High Court Rules in relation to case management in non-jury actions will further assist in our ability to ensure better efficiencies and costs savings in dealing with construction disputes.