Robert is a qualified lawyer in Ireland and a civil engineer with extensive experience in representing developers, contractors and sub-contractors in complex disputes arising out of a variety of projects.

    He has had significant exposure to all methods of dispute resolution used within the construction industry, such as conciliation, mediation and arbitration and has acted in high value claims in the Irish Commercial Court. In addition to dispute resolution work Robert is also experienced in the drafting and administration of construction contracts.

    Before joining Squire Patton Boggs, Robert practised as a construction lawyer with a leading Irish firm. He began his legal as a civil engineer working for contractors in the UK, Australia and Ireland on a variety of infrastructure and commercial projects.

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    Litigation/Arbitration

    • Instructing Queens Counsel in the defence of a series of arbitrations ranging from €20 million to €120 million arising out of design and build motorway schemes under the FIDIC form of contract.
    • Acting for an Irish local authority in the defence of a €7 million claim in arbitration arising from the construction of a bypass and associated structures under an Irish domestic design and build contract.
    • Acting for Baxter Healthcare Ireland in an Irish Commercial Court procurement challenge against the Irish Health Service Executive .
    • Acting for One Complete Solution Limited in a procurement challenge against the award by the Dublin Airport Authority of a site services contract.
    • Acting for an Irish local authority in the defence of a High Court procurement challenge by RPS consulting against the award of consultancy services to Aecom.
    • Acting for the Carers Association in a High Court procurement challenge against the award by the Irish Health Service Executive.
    • Acting for liberty insurance in the defence of a personal injuries claim in the High Court for in excess of €1 million arising out of a construction incident.
    • Acting for a motorway operator in the defence of claims in the High Court in respect of alleged property damage caused during the construction of a PPP motorway scheme.
    • Acting for SGS United Kingdom Limited in a dispute arising from a incident during the inspection of wind turbines involving parties based in Ireland, UK and Holland.

    Education

    • The Honorable Society of King's Inns, Barrister at Law, 2009
    • University of Dundee, B.Eng., Honours, Civil Engineering, 1999

    Admissions

    • Ireland (barrister), 2009

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • The Institute of Civil Engineers
    • The Institute of Engineers of Ireland
    • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
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