Gerald specialises in non-contentious aspects of engineering and construction dealing with energy and infrastructure, civil engineering and development projects. He advises on project procurement and provides advice in relation to standard and bespoke forms of contract, such as JCT, NEC and FIDIC together with consultant appointments, collateral warranties, performance bonds and parent company guarantees. Over the last 5 years, Gerald has acted for institutional lenders, developers, contractors and consultants. Gerald previously worked as an in-house lawyer for a leading Irish M&E contractor providing services in the utilities sector, which has helped him gain a commercial perspective on disputes and negotiations. Gerald trained and qualified in the Republic of Ireland in 2011 and has subsequently obtained dual qualification as a Solicitor in England in Wales in 2016.

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    • Review and negotiate the replacement of an original CSA with a revised services agreement for a CCGT power station facility in the UK;
    • Review, negotiate and advise on EPC and CSA agreements relating to the development of a Black Start facility at an existing CCGT power station plant in the UK;
    • Advise on the preparation and negotiation of contract documents on behalf of a developer for the design and build of a hotel together with professional appointments and associated warranties;
    • Advise and negotiate the construction documents on behalf of a developer for the design and build of an 800 unit residential development;
    • Advising a multi-national client on project procurement, preparing and negotiating contract documents in relation to the purchase, delivery and installation of mechanical handling equipment; and
    • Review and report on construction documents and associated warranties for tenant client relating to a logistics warehouse facility.

    Education

    • University of Limerick, Law LLB
    • University of Limerick, Bsc., Environmental Science

    Admissions

    • Solicitor of England and Wales, 2016
    • Solicitor Republic of Ireland (non-practicing), 2011

    Languages

    • English
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