Matheson LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Alison Bearpark as Partner in the Construction & Engineering team within Matheson’s Commercial Real Estate Department.

Michael Jackson, Managing Partner of Matheson said; “We are delighted to welcome Alison to Matheson.  Her breadth of Irish and international experience in the construction industry will align closely with the existing strength-in-depth of our Construction and Engineering Group.  Working with the wider Commercial Real Estate Department, this team’s market-leading expertise is helping our clients to address the challenge of reducing carbon emissions in the development and management of the built environment in Ireland.”

Matheson has one of the most experienced partner-led Construction and Engineering practices in any Irish law firm.  It has been mandated on projects spanning multi-building developments, development financing and re-financing projects and capital projects with the largest capital expenditure in this jurisdiction.  It also advises the largest developers/sponsors, funders, semi-state bodies, tenants, employers, contractors and designers in the state.

The team’s construction specialists are frontrunners and thought leaders in crafting procurement strategies for multiplex developments and in advising on the full life cycle of large scale developments – from design, building, financing, sale and leasing – as well as in devising strategies to reduce carbon emissions in the construction process and improve the energy performance in buildings for both owners and occupiers.  As an integral part of the wider Commercial Real Estate Department, the team has market-leading expertise in complex forward funding / forward purchasing arrangements and was recently bolstered with the appointment of Sally Anne Stone as head of Commercial Real Estate.

About Alison Bearpark

  • Alison Bearpark has 15 years’ experience both in Ireland and internationally, acting for developers, employers, banks, state bodies and contractors on large and complex building and engineering projects.  In addition to bespoke forms of contract, Alison has extensive experience advising on all industry standard contracts including NEC, FIDIC, RIAI, JCT and IEI.
  • Alison also has experience advising on construction documents in relation to a UK Fund (design and build contract, consultants appointments, design subcontracts and all related documents) required for the design and construction of over 300 apartments and associated ancillary space at a site in Dublin 24; as well as advising an Irish residential funder on the construction documents to be entered into by a borrower for a large regional residential development, including a building contract (based on the RIAI conditions of contract), letters of appointment, collateral warranties and all health and safety documentation.
  • Prior to joining Matheson, Alison was a partner at another Irish law firm.  She is ranked as a rising star by legal directories and described as being ‘extremely proactive’ and her ‘calmness and professionalism in dealing with both clients and third party solicitors is outstanding’.


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