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The team is led by Director Patrick Fleming who has a strong reputation and is a renowned partner for both non-contentious and contentious construction law. Patrick is supported by fellow Directors Aaron Moore, who specialises in construction and professional negligence litigation. 

The team specialises in handling multi-million pound disputes in court, adjudication and arbitration on behalf of contractors, employers and property developers, and act for a substantial number of public authorities and private organisations in some of the leading cases in Northern Ireland. The team has niche specialisms including professional negligence, procurement, projects and alternative dispute resolution.

Director, Patrick Fleming acts for many private sector clients in assisting with drafting construction documentation. Director, Aaron Moore is particularly known for his work on dilapidation disputes. Directors, Patrick Fleming and Aaron Moore have completed the RICS Diploma in Adjudication in the Construction Industry and are qualified Adjudicators.

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Construction - Northern Ireland
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Band 2
What the team is known for

Solid team recognised for its representation of a broad client base, including developers, contractors and public sector bodies. Regularly handles the negotiation of construction documents on projects, in addition to assisting with various contentious matters, including defect claims and procurement challenges. Possesses significant expertise in relation to social infrastructure developments, including transport, education and social housing projects. Offers arbitration and adjudication experience alongside litigation capabilities.

Strengths

One interviewee says: "The firm is very accessible and has an approach that ensures that you can move forward with the strategy."

Work highlights

Assisted Northern Regional College with drafting, reviewing and negotiating professional appointment documentation and design and build NEC4 contracts for the development of two new further education campuses in Coleraine and Ballymena.

Notable practitioners

Patrick Fleming regularly handles the transactional aspects of construction projects in the affordable housing, education and leisure sectors. He also represents clients in construction disputes, including adjudications and High Court proceedings.
"Patrick is a very calming presence - when he speaks, he speaks knowledgeably and succinctly in order to provide us with a clear route of action."

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Aaron Moore

Anna McClimonds

Charles Stuart

Maria McNally

Michael King

Rachael Gamble