A number of members of Atkin Chambers have been recognised by the new The Legal 500 EMEA guide to the […]
28th Apr 2020
Rónán has particular experience in high-value international arbitrations concerning infrastructure and energy projects, and involving complex issues of technical evidence and law.
Both Chambers and Partners UK and The Legal 500 recommend Rónán as a leading junior in the construction and professional negligence fields.
Rónán is experienced in dealing with all major standard form building contracts (FIDIC, JCT, ICE, NEC3). He has represented contractors and employers in claims relating to delay and disruption, variations, defects and liquidated damages and regularly advises on issues of contractual interpretation, limitation, exclusion clauses and contract formation. Recent cases include:
Rónán is regularly instructed in in relation to both offshore and onshore energy projects, ranging from CCGT and CHP plants to gas pipelines, wind farms and hydro-electric stations. Recent cases include:
Rónán is regularly instructed in negligence claims against engineers, architects, project managers and surveyors. He has also appeared in the Court of Appeal in a case concerning a solicitor’s negligence. He is experienced in drafting professional negligence pleadings and is well-versed in dealing with experts on questions of technical evidence and advising on the preparation of expert reports. He is also familiar with all major forms of professional services contracts. Rónán has recently been involved in:
Recent instructions include acting for a global provider of technology-based “design and build” process facilities solutions to the upstream oil & gas industry in its Commercial Court claim concerning the supply of topside process modules for an FPSO to operate offshore of New Zealand.
Rónán is familiar with all aspects of adjudication. He is regularly involved in drafting statements of case for adjudication proceedings and has experience in enforcing (or resisting the enforcement of) adjudicators’ decisions. Reported cases concerning adjudication enforcement include Roe Brickwork Ltd v Wates Construction Ltd  EWHC 3417 (TCC) and RWE Npower Renewables Ltd v J N Bentley Ltd  EWCA Civ 150.