Paul Hughes is a Senior Associate in the Construction Law team at Sharpe Pritchard. He is a dual-qualified lawyer and chartered quantity surveyor, specialising in construction disputes and alternative dispute resolution.
Prior to joining Sharpe Pritchard in 2018, Paul was a self-employment Barrister in Ireland and a Construction Claims Consultant.
He holds a PhD and is also a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (MSCSI) and the Chartered Institute of Building (MCIOB). Paul has published many journal articles in relation to construction law and alternative dispute resolution.
Projects he has worked on in the past include:
- Acting for a Responding Party Employer in adjudication relating to whether practical completion was achieved.
- Acting for a Responding Party Contractor in adjudication relating to a dispute about facades.
- Acting for a Claimant Employer in a conciliation procedure relating to a dispute about an agricultural building.
- Acting for a Defendant Employer in arbitration proceedings relating to a defects dispute.
- Representing a Plaintiff in litigation relating to construction nuisance.
- Acting for a Plaintiff Bank in summary judgment proceedings in the High Court and Circuit Courts.
- Prepared a loss and expense claim for a contractor resulting from Employer variations and delayed site possession.
- Prepared a loss and expense claim for a sub-contractor resulting from delays by the main contractor.
- Provided strategic live project advice on a number of construction projects.
Joined Sharpe Pritchard