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 is the Chairperson of the Síol board which is responsible for the legal, financial and property matters of the Le Chéile Trust, one of the largest voluntary catholic secondary schools trusts.

Susan also has vast experience in construction cases in the High Court and has particular expertise dealing with litigation relating to defective developments.  Susan acts for a large number of management companies/ homeowners in litigation relating to defects in developments constructed over the last 10 – 15 years.  Susan has been and is currently involved in several high profile litigation cases relating to defective developments for example the litigation relating to fire defects at Longboat Quay in Dublin and Beacon South Quarter in Sandyford.


  • 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.
  • Advising stakeholders in the Education sector in relation to the examinership and subsequent insolvency of a major school building contractor.   
  • 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 & Partners, 2021

Susan "is a very robust litigator who is pragmatic and experienced”. 

Legal 500, 2021

Susan is a ‘Recommended Lawyer’.

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.
  • LinkedIn

Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution Education Law Construction, Infrastructure & Utilities 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