Conor Kelly B. Arch, LL.B, BL, Dip EIA Mgmt, FRIAI, FCIArb, Chartered Arbitrator

Kelly ADR,



Galway H91 Y2XE

Contact Details

Ph +353 (87) 2524256




1980: B.Arch, UCD

1986: MRIAI

1988: LL.B, UCG (now NUI Galway)

1990: BL, King’s Inns

1991: ACIArb

1992: Dip EIAMgmt, UCD (Environmental Impact Assessment Management)

1999: FCIArb

2003: Conservation Architect, Grade 2, RIAI

2009: Accredited PSDP, RIAI

2010: Chartered Arbitrator, CIArb

2012: FRIAI

2014: Accredited Adjudicator (RoI), CIArb (following joint CIArb/RIAI/EI/SCS/ACEI/Bar Council adjudication conversion course)

Career History

1980-1981: Architect, Meyer Shircore & Associates, Perth, WA, Australia,

1981: Architect, Anderson & Anderson Architects, Darwin, NT, Australia

1982-2013, Architect and Director, Simon J Kelly + Partners, Architects, Galway

2013-present, Principal, Kelly ADR, Galway

RIAI Regional Awards, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003

Opus Building Awards, 2004

Positions Held

1998: Member of Expert Advisory Panel, Urban Renewal Scheme, DELG, Dublin

2000: Member of Expert Advisory Panel, Town Renewal Scheme, DELG, Dublin

2015- Member of Ministers Panel of Adjudicators, DJEI, Dublin


Appointed as Arbitrator in 56No arbitral proceedings (50 No construction, 1No professional negligence, 1No rent review, 3No ITAA and 1No SIMI disputes). Three appointments were international construction arbitrations; one appointment was a multi-party international construction arbitration. 30No awards rendered. Appointments came from RIAI, CIArb, Law Society and the Parties. Arbitrated under RIAI, Law Society, GDLA, GCCC, ITAA and SIMI contracts.

Appointed as Conciliator in 16No construction disputes, including 2No multi-party conciliations, and 1No international conciliation. An unusual assignment consisted of 2No parallel but separate conciliations (one party common to both conciliations) in respect of a protected structure. Conciliated under RIAI, GDLA and GCCC contracts.

Appointed as Mediator in 1No professional fee mediation under GCCC form of contract.

Appointed as Expert Determiner in 1No dispute under a bespoke construction contract.

Retained as architectural expert in 20No construction/architectural disputes in court and arbitral proceedings.

Party Representative in 1No multi-party construction conciliation.