Tim Bouchier-Hayes > IPOS Mediation > London, England > Lawyer Profile

IPOS Mediation
1 Paternoster Lane


After over 40 years’ experience in private practice, Tim developed a reputation as the most experienced and well-regarded construction lawyer in Ireland. He has dealt with public authorities, developers, architects, engineers, surveyors and builders on all aspects of construction projects and has been consulted by private developers and public authorities in relation to most of the major construction projects undertaken in Ireland over the past three decades.  Since leaving private practice, Tim is now mediating full time both in Ireland and the UK. His practice naturally has a focus on the construction and property sector but, increasingly, he is asked to mediate a wide variety of commercial disputes.


2015 – 2017: Consultant at McCann FitzGerald

1991 – 2015: Partner in McCann FitzGerald Solicitors.  Led the Construction Department in the firm for 15 years.

1974 – 1991 Previously worked with Max W Abrahamson, until the merger of that firm with McCann FitzGerald.


Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Member of the Adjudication, Conciliation and Mediation Panels of Engineers Ireland.

Member of the International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris.

Member of the Adjudication Panel appointed pursuant to the provisions of the Construction Contracts Act 2013.

Vice Chairman of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board.  Also Chairman of Construction and Procurement Committees.

In October 2017 construction work commenced on the construction of the New Children’s Hospital Dublin, Ireland – the construction and equipping budget for the Project is €1 Billion.


BCL (University College, Dublin).

Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 1974.