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Lawyers appointed to fill out constructional adjudication panel
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13 May 2021 / regulation Print

Lawyers for construction adjudication panel

Minister for Business, Employment and Retail, Damien English has named additional 17 members to the Ministerial Panel of Adjudicators under the Construction Contracts Act 2013.

On 7 March 2020, the minister re-appointed 19 members of the previous panel who had re-applied to serve on the adjudication panel. 

This now brings the total composition of the panel to five barristers, six solicitors, six architects, seven engineers, and 12 quantity surveyors.

Speaking about the appointments Minister English said that he believed that the new adjudication panel would greatly assist those involved in the construction sector to resolve payment disputes in a professional and efficient way.

The Construction Contracts Act 2013 introduced new minimum payment arrangements between parties to a construction contract, which applies to contracts entered into after 25 July, 2016.

Section 8 provides for the establishment of a minister-appointed panel of adjudicators and section 8(1) of the act states: “The minister shall from time to time select persons to be members of a panel to act as adjudicators in relation to payment disputes and shall select one of those persons to chair the panel.” 

Dispute

Under the act, if a payment dispute arises between parties to a construction contract covered by the act, either party may refer the dispute for adjudication, which will then take place in a tight timeframe.

If the parties cannot agree on the appointment of an adjudicator, an application can be made to the chair of the Construction Contracts Adjudication Panel, Dr Nael G. Bunni, to appoint an adjudicator to the dispute from the panel. 

Members 

Minister English has appointed the following people to the panel:

Peter

Aeberli

Damien

Keogh

Joe

Behan

Karen

Killoran

Kevin

Brady

Niall

Lawless

James

Bridgeman

John Derek

Layng Ross

Jonathan

Cope

Niall

Meagher

John

Costello

Gerard

Meehan

Dermot

Durack

Matthew

Molloy

Siobhan

Fahey

Gerard

Monaghan

Ciaran

Fahy

James

O'Donoghue

Orla

Fitzgerald

Denis

O'Driscoll

John Thomas

Gibbons

Sean

O'Flaherty

Bernard

Gogarty

Niav

O'Higgins

James

Golden

David

O'Leary

Conor

Hogan

Peter Eugene

O'Malley

John

Hughes

Gerard

O'Sullivan

Jarlath

Kearney

Edward James

Quigg

Keith

Kelliher

Martin

Waldron

Conor

Kelly

Peter

Walshe

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