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          David McNeice

          Senior Associate

          David is a construction law expert specialising in both contentious and non contentious construction, engineering, infrastructure and energy work throughout the UK and Ireland.
          David has extensive and dedicated experience working in the construction and engineering sector. David has headed up a core construction team, in charge of numerous NEC, JCT, PWC, FIDIC and ICE contract disputes. David has been involved in numerous adjudications, mediations, arbitrations and assisting clients in negotiating settlements, focusing always on the best commercial outcome for his clients.

          David has worked with some of the UK and Ireland’s largest contractors and engineers, as well as advising public sector clients, including many public authorities. He has been seconded to contractor clients to advise on all aspects of construction law, including contract drafting, contract management (NEC, JCT, FIDIC and IChemE) and full dispute resolution processes. He is an Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (AMICE)

          The majority of David's work consists of dealing with domestic and international companies, as well as both public and private sector clients working on a range of activities including brokering deals, negotiating contracts or carrying out contentious dispute resolution work.

          David is also regularly invited to give guest talks and public seminars to various institutions, including the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Builders, the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors and the Institute of Engineers Ireland. David is also the Convenor of the Adjudication Society for Ireland.
          • Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (AMICE)
          • Convenor of the Adjudication Society for Ireland
          • Affiliate Member of Construction Bar Association of Ireland

          Non-Contentious

          • Appointed as Mediator to broker settlement between Client (UK Council) and Consultant in relation to overspend and claims under NEC PSC (Option E).
          • Acting for Contractor client, reviewing and negotiating NEC3 contracts for Hinckley Point C.
          • Acting for Contractor client carrying out contract management role and contract negotiations for a bio-gas plant. Drafted and negotiated main and sub contracts with multinational (German) and domestic (Ireland and England) contractors and employers in multi party contract negotiations for the construction and operation of a bio-gas plant.

          Contentious

          • Acting for Contractor client in adjudication, NEC3 Option B. Issues regarding disruption and prolongation and the assessment of no.58 compensation events.
          • Acting for Contractor and seconded to Bahrain to work on loss & expense claim of $25mil. Involved in project advice in relation to oil & gas framework valuing $1.5billion. Drafting claim document and carrying out thorough risk assessment. Secondment on Site in Bahrain.
          • Acting for Public Sector client in mediation/arbitration in professional indemnity claim. Issues regarding multi party liability and expert analysis.