Course Description

Diploma in Construction Law

Diploma in Construction Law is a course run by Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre, Dublin. It is a Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online course with a duration of 6 months. Diploma in Construction Law gives a Course Qualification of Diploma, awarded by Law Society of Ireland. For more information about Diploma in Construction Law at Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre, please review the details below.

Programme structure and approach to learning

This advanced-level diploma course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the specialised discipline of construction law and practice in Ireland. The increasing complexity of construction law provides for a proliferation of contracts and conflict and dispute resolution mechanisms. This complexity has led to a demand for professionals with the skills to analyse, manage, and solve intricate problems that often arise on major projects.


The programme is based on the following module scheme:

Module 1: An introduction to Construction Law

  • Specialised stream for lawyers introducing the construction process,
  • Specialised introductory stream for non-lawyers introducing the principles of the law of contract,
  • An overview of the standard forms of contract,
  • Specialists and subcontractors.

Module 2: Construction procurement – the tendering process

  • An overview of the Public Procurement Directive,
  • The tendering procedure,
  • Remedies available to unsuccessful candidates.

Module 3: Construction contracts

  • Responsibility for design in construction contracts,
  • Lump sum and quantities contracts,
  • Supply chain: subcontracting,
  • Change,
  • Time and completion,
  • Security and overall liability,
  • Ordinary certification and payment.

Module 4: Construction dispute resolution

  • Multiparty construction litigation,
  • Conciliation and mediation,
  • Dispute resolution through adjudication,
  • Arbitration practice and procedure.

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Training ProviderLaw Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 7
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationDiploma
Awarding BodyLaw Society of Ireland
Awarding Body DetailsDiploma in Construction Law
Course Start Date12/10/2024
Course End Date05/03/2024
Course Duration6 months
Course Fee€2,660.00
Entry RequirementsThis course is suitable for: -Solicitors currently working in the area or those who would be interested in practising in this area, -Dispute resolution solicitors and barristers looking to broaden their understanding of an area of law that generates a large amount of claims and litigation, -Construction professionals, including engineers, claims surveyors, and expert witnesses. The course is also recognised by Engineers Ireland for CPD purposes. We welcome applications for this course from suitably qualified non-members. Please explain your interest and set out any relevant experience in a cover letter and a brief CV. Such applications are subject to a supplemental fee of €335.
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The Education Centre, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 (DX 79 Dublin), Ireland D07 VW24, Dublin, Ireland

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