Tom Wren has been in private practice for fifteen years. He possesses 35 years of national and international construction experience in the fields of quantity surveying, construction claims management and disputes resolution. His Resume attached.
He is a panellist on the Construction Industry Federation’s and the Law Society of Ireland’s panels of construction disputes resolvers, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Irish Branch Committee and a Registered Quantity Surveyor in Ireland. In 2019, he was a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrator's Irish Branch Sub-Group who drafted the CIArb's All-Ireland Arbitration Rules, 'AR20', published in April 2022. In June 2022, he was appointed to the EU Directorate of Trade's panel of international trade arbitrators.
His practice undertakes a range of public and private work for local authorities, architects, solicitors, developers, consultants, main contractors, sub contractors and liquidators. Briefs include roads and bridges, housing, schools, hotels, commercial, high rise, treatment plants, mechanical & electricial, piling & foundations, pharmaceutical facilities, power plants, ports and military installations.
Tom Wren has held briefs as arbitrator and a advocate in mini-trials, mediations, conciliations and arbitrations and holds current conciliation briefs. He is the author of "Public Works in Ireland: Procurement and Contracting" published by Clarus Press.
Tom Wren, has vast experience in the construction industry in Ireland and abroad, including UK, USA, Malaysia, Bahrain, Qatar, India, Hong Kong, Kuwait and Cyprus.
Tom has received and holds briefs from:
Construction disputes in litigation, arbitration and ADR forums; assistance in preparation of pleadings or opening statements; expert reports; opinion witness.
Concerning disputes against employers or sub-contractors.
In disputes against main contractors and collateral agreement problems.
Architects & Engineers:
In providing assistance in assessing time and other claims and in advising upon letters of appointment, innovation of services and the like.
In furnishing second opinions or reports concerning main contractor or sub-contractor cost and/or time claims; and, assistance in the observation of due process concerning public procurement legislation.
In drafting bespoke contract conditions and in resolving difficulties with contractors, sub-contractors, project managers and other consultants.
In providing assistance in winding-up proceedings and other attendances.
Recent and current briefs have ranged from circa €50,000 to an overseas brief with an award value of US$1.2Bn.
Public Works in Ireland: Procurement and Contracting is a definitive work which analyses the current suite of public works standard form contracts and associated documents the use of which is mandatory for all public construction works in Ireland.
Published by: Clarus Press.