Fixed Fee Irish Construction Contract Dispute Arbitration

Example Email to the Office of Mark Kane regarding €999.99 Fixed Fee Arbitration:

From: A Builder
Subject: €999.99 Fixed Fee Arbitration
To: Office of Mark Kane
Time: 24 October 2015 at 11:17

Dear Office of Mark Kane,

RE: Arbitration of a Construction Dispute over variations and an extension of time

We are involved in a dispute with our client over money due to us and we would like to use you as arbitrator in order to resolve the dispute as quickly as possible. We want to use the fixed fee service and have provided the form details you requested on your website

Claimant's Details
Claimant's legal name: A Builder Limited
Claimant's postal address: 123 Industrial Park, West Side, Co. Kildare
Claimant's email address:
Claimant's Representative's name (if any): None
Claimant's Representative's postal address (if any): None
Claimant's Representative's email address (if any): None

Respondent's Details
Respondent's legal name: Mr. Jim Jones and Mrs. Mary Jones
Respondent's postal address: 23 Residential Drive, East Side, Co. Kildare
Respondent's email address:
Respondent's Representative's name (if any): don’t know
Respondent's Representative's postal address (if any): don’t know
Respondent's Representative's email address (if any): don’t know

Construction Contract Details
Construction contract type: design and build of a house extension
Construction contract form: CIOB Small Works Contract (modified)
Construction contract date: signed 1st February 2015

Dispute Details
Description of dispute: Client does not agree to pay for several variations and the costs associated with us being on site for longer than planned due to the variations.
Dispute sum (€): €31,437.67
Dispute arose on (date): 14th September 2015, Mr. Jones sent email saying we were not entitled to any of the money we claimed.
'written communication containing a request for the dispute to be referred to arbitration' served on (date): 1st October 2015, letter (copy attached to this email)

Irish Construction Contract Dispute Arbitration: €999.99 fixed fee for arbitration of disputes arising under construction contracts referable under the Arbitration Act 2010

Arbitration is the first choice of parties entering into construction contracts for the resolution of disputes and differences given that the cost of arbitration can be much lower than going to court as the parties are entitled to represent themselves and use a construction industry expert as their arbitrator instead of being represented by legal professionals in court before a judge.

In order to provide the intended cost benefits of arbitration to the Irish construction industry and its users it is fundamental that arbitrators with construction and legal qualifications act responsibly and reasonably with respect to their fees; we have seen arbitrators charge parties in excess of €500.00 per hour. In offering the services of a construction dispute arbitrator Mark Kane promises to be reasonable and is offering a €999.99(1) fixed fee as a gesture of good will to the industry and its users. This fixed fee is particularly useful for parties who do not want to go to the cost of hiring solicitors and barristers and instead intend representing themselves in disputes relating to sums less than €50,000.00 where the parties want a binding reasoned decision to resolve the dispute as provided for by the Arbitration Act 2010.

To move the process forward toward resolution of your dispute email with subject “€999.99 Fixed Fee Arbitration”. Such an email will be deemed a request from the sender for Mark Kane to serve as Arbitrator of a dispute arising under an Irish construction contract referable to arbitration under the Arbitration Act 2010 for a fixed fee of €999.99(1). Upon receipt of the email the Office of Mark Kane will review the information submitted and contact the parties to ascertain their agreement to Mark Kane's appointment as Arbitrator.​To learn more about the Construction Dispute Arbitrator, Mark Kane, click HERE.

Notes and explanations: 
(1) = €999.99 fixed fee is exclusive of VAT, costs and expenses.

Galway ++ 00 353 (0)91 44.22.77

Dublin ++ 00 353 (0)1 ​25.444.26

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Mark Kane KHS FCIOB FCIArb C.BuildE FCABE is an international construction and legal professional operating from Galway in the West of Ireland and Dublin City Centre who provides advice and guidance on arbitration, adjudication, conciliation and mediation.