Susan Bryson


Susan is a partner on our Dispute Resolution team, specialising in Construction Law. She advises clients on the contentious side of construction projects.  Susan spends a lot of her time dealing with disputes in conciliation which is the most widely used form of dispute resolution for public projects in Ireland.  

Susan advises the education sector in particular in relation to building projects.  She acts for a number of education trusts and management bodies as well as a large number of individual education institutions at primary, secondary and third level. Susan sits on the board of directors of the Le Cheile Trust, one of the largest voluntary catholic secondary schools trusts. 


  • Litigation
  • Construction and Engineering Law
  • Arbitration
  • Education

Representative Matters

  • Advising the management company/ homeowners of a major Dublin development in relation to defects at the development requiring €30 million worth of remedial works to be carried out.
  • Acting for the contractor in a conciliation arising out of a €60 million contract for the development of a major new sports facility in Ireland.   
  • Acting for the education bodies involved in delivering a number of major school building projects in a series of large claims referred to conciliation.


Chambers and Partners, 2018

"Strong interpersonal skills, very effective in reaching suitable settlements on highly sensitive issues." 

Chambers and Partners, 2017

“Excellent negotiation skills."

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • Susan regularly speaks at Construction Industry events and seminars and is praised for her practical and straight talking approach.
  • Susan runs in house seminars for clients on relevant and topical construction law issues.
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Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution Education Law Construction Law & Engineering Law Contentious

Professional Memberships

Society of Construction Law

NAWIC Ireland

Business member Construction Industry Federation

Health & Safety Lawyers Association of Ireland


Law Society of Ireland, H2001

University College Dublin, (BBLS)

Trinity College Dublin, H Dip Construction Law and Contract Administration