Please Note: AGM 2018

Members are reminded that the AGM of the Association will take place at 3:30pm on Friday, 20th July 2018 in the Gaffney Room.

Please Note: Summer Party 2018

Members and friends of the CBA are invited to the Association’s Summer Party in the Sheds and Distillery Courtyard on the evening of Friday 20th July 2018.  There shall be libations, delicious food, music, spot prizes and (hopefully) good company to celebrate the sunset (and our collective survival) of another legal year.

Please Note: CBA Tech Talk

Members are reminded that the next CBA Tech Talk will take place at 8:30 am on Thursday, 28th June 2018 in the Gaffney Room.


CBA Annual Construction Law Conference

The sixth major open conference hosted by Construction Bar Association, took place on Friday April 27, 2018 in the Atrium, Distillery Building (followed by a convivial drinks reception in The Sheds Bar, Law Library Distillery Building).  The Association would like to thank all Members in attendance and to offer our sincere gratitude to the conference presenters and panel chairpersons who so generously gave of their time and talent.  For those Members unable to attend on the day the papers delivered at the conference are now available for download on the Codex (see below).

Survey 2018

The Construction Bar Association of Ireland is an Association of Solicitors and Barristers with an interest and/or expertise in construction law and construction dispute resolution.  A core aim of the Association is to facilitate communication between lawyers in practice in this specialist area.  As a manifestation of this goal, it has been decided to carry out a short survey among solicitors involved in construction law and practice.  The survey will only take a minute or two to complete. I would be very grateful if you could assist in its completion. May I thank you for your co-operation – Mark Sanfey S.C., Chairman

Click Here to Access Survey

The CBA Tech Talks Programme 2017/2018

Your Association Needs You! Any Member who might be interested in presenting a paper to the Membership as part of the CBA Tech Talks Programme or at a CBA Annual Construction Law Conference or at the CBA Summer / Christmas Lectures or, alternatively, who would like to suggest a topic / issue that might benefit from exploration in a CBA paper should contact either of Jonathan S. FitzGerald BL or Michael Binchy BL

The Codex

Quick link to: The Codex

The Codex is a unique compendium of Irish Construction Law. Access to the Members’ Section and the CBA Codex is a reserved benefit of membership of the CBA.  Members who are not yet registered for online access should follow the registration process set out at the bottom of this page.

1. Member’s Register for Access to Members’ Only Content

Quick Link to: Register Now

2. Members-Only Content

Once your registration has been confirmed (there may be a brief pause between registration and confirmation) please click on the below link which will take you to the CBA Codex

Quick Link to: Members-Only Content

Membership Eligibility

Membership of the CBA is reserved to:-

  1. To any barrister who is a member of the Law Library;
  2. To any solicitor who is on the Roll of Solicitors;
  3. To any firm of solicitors;
  4. To any person who is elected by the Committee of the Association as an Honorary Member.

The Rules of Membership were amended at the AGM on the 16th July 2015 to provide for membership of the Association by solicitors and firms of solicitors. The Executive Committee of the CBA has put in place the administrative structures to facilitate these new forms of membership for the Legal Year 2015/2016 and now welcomes the renewal of membership from extant Members and applications from solicitors and/or their firms (please see below application forms or for more information or if you have any queries please contact the Secretary).

Membership Fees

Membership fees are due annually as and from 1 September. Current membership will determine on the 31st August 2018.

Application Forms

Extant members of the Association may renew their membership by returning a completed application form with the appropriate fee to The Construction Bar Association of Ireland, The Law Library Distillery Building, 145-151 Church Street, Dublin 7.

Former Members

The Honourable Justice Marie Baker

The Honourable Justice Brian Cregan

The Honourable Justice David Barniville