Stuart Murphy - Partner

Stuart Murphy

Key Practice Areas

Construction Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Stuart Murphy attained a degree in Law (LL.B. honours) from the University of Liverpool in 1989. Having trained with Mills & Reeve from 1990 to 1992, Stuart joined construction specialist firm Masons (now Pinsent Masons) and worked in their construction department in Bristol until 2007. In 2007 Stuart joined Carson McDowell, becoming a partner in 2010 and he heads up the firm’s Construction and Engineering team.

Stuart specialises in both non-contentious contract drafting and negotiating (and has extensive experience of the major industry standard forms such as NEC, JCT, ICC, FIDIC, RIBA, ACE and many others), as well as contentious construction disputes, regularly acting in adjudications, arbitrations and litigation in the High Court and above. Stuart’s experience includes not just construction projects in Northern Ireland, but major projects in SE Asia, Africa and throughout Europe.

In the Chambers UK guide 2021, an impressed client remarks: "Stuart has exceptional knowledge in relation to construction contracts. He's the go-to person for construction contracts - if you have an issue in Northern Ireland, he's the one you want in your corner."

Stuart is recognised as a "leading individual" by The Legal 500.