John T. Gibbons SC, BE,  BL,  CEng, LA  RTPI, FIEI, FCIArb,

Larchfield, Dundrum Road, Dublin14.

Contact Details

Phone; 01-2988222

Mobile; 087-2355882



Bachelor of Engineering, Civil/Structural-  1970,CharteredEngineer-1975,


Called to the Irish Bar and Member of the Law Library-1986,

Legal Associate of the Royal TownPlanningInstitute1989,

Fellow of the Institution of Engineers-1990,

Called to the English Bar,MiddleTemple-1991,

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (by examination)-1992,

Diploma course in International Arbitration, Law Faculty, UCD-1999,

Senior Counsel-2001,

Accredited Mediator- Bar Council of Ireland-2004,

Accredited Conciliator - Engineers Ireland (EI) &  CIArb -2008,

Accredited Arbitrator -Engineers Ireland 2012

Accredited Mediator - MII & CIArb-2014,

Accredited Adjudicator - CIArb Adjudication Conversion Course-2015.

Career History

1970 Contracts Manager for 4no construction sites comprising residential, industrial and hotel development - P.V.  Doyle Construction Ltd.

1971 Project Development Manager responsible for residential, commercial and industrial development - Dublin Freehold Investments Ltd.

1973 -1986 Principal JT Gibbons & Associates, Architects, Chartered Engineers & Planning Consultants, appeared as an expert witness in a number of building dispute cases, arbitrations and planning appeal oral hearings.

1986-2001Junior Counsel, Counsel, Advocate in District , Circuit, High and Supreme Court, Arbitrations, Conciliations, Oral Hearings, Public Local Inquiries, Mediations and Negotiations. Consultations, written  opinions, advices, pleadings and submissions in arbitration, construction, commercial, employment, judicial review, town planning and local government cases.

1992-2002 Tutor, King's Inns, Dublin, Arbitration Law.

1993-2014,  Lecturer, Dublin Institute Technology, Planning and Environmental Law,B.Sc.  (Management & Law)& LLB degree courses.

2001to-date, Senior Counsel, Leading Counsel / Advocate in District / Circuit / High / Court of Appeal / Supreme Court, Arbitrations, Assessments, Oral Hearings, Negotiations, Conciliations and Mediations. Accredited Adjudicator, Assessor, Arbitrator, Conciliator and Mediator. Consultations advisory work, strategy, written advices, opinions and submissions in arbitration, construction, commercial, company, employment, judicial review, town planning and local government cases.

2007 to date, Presiding Officer of Boards of Enquiry and Appeal Board under the Garda Siochána (Discipline Regulations 2007.

2006 to date, appointed as Chairperson of some 300 no. Mental Health Tribunals under the provisions of the Mental Health Act, 2001.

2014 Member of CIArb Planning and Environmental Mediation Group.

2015 Nominated by MII and CIArb as Mediator for the Chambers Ireland Court Services Pilot Mediation Scheme for Business / Commercial Mediation.

2015 Appointed to Panel of Adjudicators established under the Construction Contracts Act 2013.

Positions Held

Construction Contracts Manager, Project  Development  Manager and Principal of Firm of Architects, Chartered Engineers & Planning Consultants. Chartered Engineer, Planning Consultant, Junior and Senior Counsel. Assessor, Arbitrator, Conciliator, Mediator and Counsel in construction and other commercial disputes.

Tutor inArbitration Law,King'sInns,Dublin.

Lecturer in Planning & Environmental Law, Dublin Institute of Technology.

Tribunal Chairperson under the Mental Health Act 2001.

Presiding Officer under Garda Siochána  (Discipline)  Regulations,  2007

Member of Panel of Adjudicators selected under Construction Contracts Act, 2013.


Experience as Chartered Engineer, Counsel, Adjudicator, Assessor, Arbitrator, Conciliator and Mediator. I have been retained as Counsel and / or appointed as Assessor, Arbitrator, Conciliator,and Mediator in excess of 100 no.  construction , engineering, building, planning, valuation and commercial disputes ranging in value form €25,000 to €100 million.