Practice Summary

Arran is an experienced barrister, adjudicator, arbitrator and mediator. He is called in London (2007), BVI (2023), Belfast (2006) and Dublin (2003), has rights of audience in the Courts of the Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”) (2020), registered in the Falkland Islands and at the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) Courts (2020). Arran is also a Registered Legal Practitioner at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) courts in Dubai. He is also based at the Law Library, Dublin. His practice includes advocacy, drafting statements of case, contractual documents and advising on commercial, chancery, construction, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and international matters. Arran is a member of a number of London based legal/construction and/or ADR committees including the Council of the Society of Construction Law, Board of Trustees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the committee of the Adjudication Society

Arran has been recognised for his work as counsel with a number of awards including from Finance Monthly. He is comfortable working for a range of clients from individual litigants to large businesses. Arran looks to help clients effectively resolve disputes where appropriate making use of Alternative Dispute Resolution processes. He regularly works to tight timelines to help best progress disputes.

Aside from his core professional work Arran enjoys writing and speaking on legal issues. He has written (or co-written) around 75 articles for legal journals and is the co-author of 3 editions of Arbitration Law (Round Hall, Dublin 2008, 2014 and 2018). He also co-edits the Construction, Engineering and Energy Law Journal of Ireland and is a contributor to the 2nd edition of Klee on International Construction Contract Law ( Wiley Blackwell, 2018) and will contribute to the 3rd edition which will be published in 2023.

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Commercial & Chancery

Arran has a broad background in most areas of Commercial & Chancery including breach of contract/contractual disputes, sale of goods, intellectual property, company law, retail, traditional chancery, and dispute resolution. He has a strong commercial awareness and an understanding of the business needs of clients. Arran has particular expertise in construction disputes. He is used to dealing with instructions to move or oppose injunction applications relating to commercial and/or construction disputes at short notice.

Aside from his practice in this area of law he is a member of the Council of the Society of Construction Law, member of the Adjudication Society committee responsible for organising their conference and was recently appointed to the advisory board of the Gujurat International Maritime Arbitration Centre (“GIMAC”) . Arran is an Adjunct Professor at University College Cork's School of Law.  He is also a part time lecturer on Robert Gordon University's LL.M in Construction Law & Arbitration a postgraduate degree course which has been recognised as one of the top 5 master's degrees in construction law in the world.

Planning & Environment

Arran has been instructed in relation to significant Compulsory Purchase Order cases.

Property & Housing

Arran has considerable experience as an ADR neutral dealing with disputes between landlords and tenants over the operation of residential tenancies and the standard of accommodation provided by landlords. He has, as counsel, been instructed by commercial tenants involved in rent review arbitrations.

Regulatory, Professional Discipline & Business Crime

Arran accepts instructions in all areas of regulatory law relating to chambers’ core practice areas. He is particularly familiar with the core issues arising in professional negligence claims against advisors such as solicitors and tax advisors. As part of his practice as counsel and arbitrator in sports law cases he regularly writes on the topic having recently contributed to Lexis PSL & MENA Business Law Review. Arran was recently appointed to the Football Association of Ireland ('FAI') disciplinary panel.

Public & Administrative

Arran is experienced in advising Local Authorities in relation to issues that will or may be dealt with by the Special Educational And Disability (SEND) Tribunal.


Arran is an accredited mediator. He recently acted as mediator in a dispute between a bank and a defaulting borrower.

International Arbitration

Arran is an experienced arbitrator and counsel for both domestic and international arbitration disputes. He is a member of a number of British, Irish and international arbitration panels. Arran is also included on the European Commission's list of candidates suitable for appointment as arbitrator & TSD expert in bilateral disputes under EU trade agreements.

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