Legal Services

We provide services to Law Firms, International and Irish.

Litigation, ADR

Our Areas of Expertise :

  • General Architectural practice,
  • Project Management in the Built Environment ,
  • Conservation, Protected Structures and National Monuments,
  • Fire Engineering, Fire & Safety Engineering,
  • Planning & Development – Practice & Procedure,
  • Environmental Practice & Procedure,
  • Development Agreements; GCCC Public Works Agreements; PPP Agreements; Collateral Warranty Agreements,
  • Dispute Avoidance & Dispute Resolution Services.

Our Principals and support staff provide Expert Witness Services relating to Litigation, Arbitration, Tribunals of Inquiry, etc. in our areas of expertise:

  • Fire Engineering, Fire & Safety Engineering and General Architectural Practice: Peter Bluett
  • Protected Structures Practice and General Conservation Architecture Practice: Michael O’Boyle
  • Project Management Practice, Built Environment Contracts. Dispute Avoidance, ADR: James O’Donoghue
  • Planning & Development Practice, Environmental Projects Practice, Masterplanning and Urban Design Practice: Cormac O’Sullivan

Property transaction business

To the Solicitor for the Selling Party:

  • Pre-sales Property Assessments; general and due diligence inquiries in terms of Statutory requirements – compliance with Consents; Planning; Building Control; Fire; Environmental.
  • Sales Maps, Diagrams, Plans, 3D imaging, outline specifications and area schedules for Brochures.
  • Assistance with regularising of imperfections in Planning, Building Control, Environmental, Fire Certificates, Title.
  • Assistance with Planning status enhancement; land use zoning submissions, “enabling works” planning applications, master planning – development potential assessment.

To the Solicitor for the Purchasing Party:

  • Pre-Purchase Survey Reports; Visual Condition, Compliance issues,
    Searches; Planning (comparison of property as- built with Permission), Fire Safety Certification (Comparison of development as built with Consent ); Environmental (Comparison of development with License and other permit details).
  • Development Potential Appraisal; Masterplanning. Preliminary consultations with; Planning Authorities; Building Control Authorities; Environmental Protection Agency (this can only be conducted if Vendors Permission is available).
    Schemes with Cost Plans for potential development and improvements,
  • Where the Expertise of colleague Disciplines; Civil/Structural Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Archaeological, Quantity Surveying, Rights of Light, etc. is warranted, we will be pleased to advise on Consultant selection and Scoping of appropriate services, etc.

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Submissions to Statutory Bodies and Funding Agencies

  • An Bord Pleanala
  • Local Authorities
  • Dept. of Environment Heritage and Local Government
  • Dept. of Education and Science
  • The Heritage Council
  • Office of Public Works
  • Health Service Executive
  • Financial Institutions

Receiverships, Examinerships and Liquidations

We can assist Legal Advisors, Receivers, Examiners and Liquidators on property issues in areas within our expertise.

  • Partially complete developments requiring limited works Project Management.
  • Unauthorised Development – Assistance in the revolution of non-compliances and rectification of defects to optimise conveyancabilty.
  • Investigation of Planning Title, Building Control Title.
  • Fire & Safety Engineering issues.
  • We have developed a service to assist with distressed properties. We appreciate the tight budgetary controls which Receivers, Examiners and Liquidators must work under and we would be pleased to discuss services to assist.