June-28-2022 in Property, Construction

Hayes solicitors LLP announced Kevin Harnett joining the firm as partner and head of construction. The construction and real estate sectors will continue to create opportunities while also facing further challenges in the years ahead. Responding to clients’ needs, this appointment will enhance our existing service offerings in this sector.


Kevin Harnett has over fifteen years’ experience in advising on construction issues and construction-related disputes and is also an accredited mediator. His practice encompasses advice to the various industry stakeholders, including contractors, developers, public bodies, designers, sub-contractors, financial institutions, insurers, materials suppliers and insolvency practitioners. In addition to contract drafting, negotiation and mid-project strategic advice, Kevin’s practice covers all forms of dispute resolution, including adjudication, conciliation, arbitration and court representation, on issues such as payment disputes, negligence/defects claims, bond claims, product liability, termination, delay and disruption, and insurance coverage disputes.


Joe O’Malley, managing partner, Hayes commented: “This new move reflects our commitment to strengthening our focus in the commercial real estate sector. Kevin brings extensive experience to bolster our client service offering to all areas of real estate, property transactions and advisory and contentious construction matters. We look forward to delivering the best service to our clients and working with Kevin to further develop our client relationships.”


Commenting on joining Hayes, Kevin said: “Hayes has ambitious plans and a desire to deliver the best service to its clients. Our construction and real estate clients require an end-to-end service as their projects progress. While there is significant turbulence in the industry and challenges for the years ahead, there will continue to be many opportunities – my goal will be to help our clients navigate the best route to success on each project and over the long term.”   


Pictured from left: Joe O’Malley (managing partner) and Kevin Harnett.

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