Jamie Ritchie is a key member of our Projects’ team and plays a central role in advising some of our largest domestic and international clients on their infrastructure, construction, energy and commercial legal requirements.

Jamie joined LK Shields from a leading international firm and has built a reputation in the marketplace as being one of the "go-to" resources within the firm on construction and procurement law issues. Clients appreciate his extremely commercial approach to complex technical issues both contentious and non-contentious.  

Prior to embarking on a career in the law, Jamie worked in the construction sector and has first-hand experience of working with primary stakeholders to coordinate successful project delivery. Jamie’s previous industry experience means he brings a unique skill set, flair and understanding of the larger commercial picture whilst working with clients and instructing counsel alike. Jamie is regularly asked to speak at industry events and conferences.


  • Acted for MDM in connection with the engineering, design, construction and installation of the Rockabill Cable system, a 229.7km subsea cable project in the Irish Sea.
  • Acted for an international conglomerate in connection with the drafting and negotiation of an EPCM Agreement for a 300,000+ sq ft manufacturing and logistics facility.
  • Acted for CareChoice (a subsidiary of Paris-based private equity fund Infra Via) in relation to its ambitious roll out of projects in Ireland, involving the construction and delivery of new facilities with a view to substantially expanding the Group’s operational portfolio.
  • Acted for Tedcastles Oil Products in relation to the redevelopment and upgrade of an Aviation Fuel Storage Facility in Dublin Port;
  • Acted for Crosslane Student Developments in relation to the financing and development of Carman’s Hall, a new 207 bed student accommodation project in South Dublin;
  • Acted for Seabased, a global leader in wave energy solutions, in relation to the drafting of a highly bespoke supply and installation project agreement for a 100MW Wave Energy Project in Ghana, Africa;
  • Acted for Cignal Infrastructure in relation to its bid for the management, maintenance and operation of a nationwide portfolio of telephone masts;
  • Acted for an investment fund in relation to the redevelopment of a substantial office block in Dublin City Centre;
  • Acted for an Irish company in a multimillion euro renegotiation of a Power Purchase Agreement and associated agreements;
  • Acted for a US manufacturing giant in relation to the expansion of its operations in Ireland;
  • Acted for a CIF Top 20 Contractor in connection with the negotiation of a bespoke FIDIC Contract for the supply and installation of a smokeless fuel facility for a semi-state entity;
  • Acted for a leading Irish Contractor in relation to the fit-out of a Data Centre in South Dublin;
  • Drafted and negotiated bespoke amendments to the entire suite of standard form contracts including NEC, JCT, RIAI and FIDIC.
  • Provided strategic advice to a range of private sector clients in tendering in public sector procurement processes (including tender processes run on  an ‘all Ireland’ basis);
  • Provided commercial legal advice to clients tendering as part of PPP and PFI consortiums in public procurement processes, including negotiation and formation of consortium arrangements under construction contracts.
  • Advised on bonds, warranties and other project security.
  • Experience in acting in international arbitrations (including cross-border commercial arbitrations commenced through the ICC in Paris);
  • Acted on behalf of parties in multiple commercial claims in the High Court including professional negligence, product liability, breach of contract and securing of injunctions;
  • Acted on behalf of clients challenging the legality of procurement processes under the Procurement Regulations in the UK and Ireland;
  • Acted in enforcement of construction adjudication decisions;
  • Represented  numerous contractors and sub-contractors in adjudication, arbitration, mediation and conciliation against a range of referring parties and responding parties including professional consultancy firms, contractors and employers for breach of contract in both private sector and major public construction projects;
  • Carried out investigations as to liability in relation to contentious construction projects and provided pre litigation advices and reports regarding liabilities for defects in construction contracts.
  • Acted in the financing of an acquisition by a housing association of a substantial developer in a deal in excess of £500m;
  • Acted for an international investor in relation to a Facility Agreement in excess of £100m for the purchase and development of commercial property in the UK
  • Acted for Recruitment Entrepreneur (a fund led by James Caan CBE) in its acquisition of JV partner specialist Dublin Recruiter 360 Search;
  • Acted in a merger by acquisition of two substantial Irish commercial entities;
  • Acted for a leading financial institution in relation to its proposed sale of assets in Ireland;
  • Acted in the sale of a substantial waste water business in Northern Ireland; and
  • Acted in the proposed merger of two of Northern Ireland's largest construction companies.

More about Jamie Ritchie

Awards &

‘Jamie Ritchie is outstanding and my go-to Irish construction lawyer. His depth of knowledge and passion for the topic is second to none.’ Recommended for Construction and Projects and PPP.

Legal 500 2022
Awards &

Recommended for Construction and Projects and PPP.

Legal 500 2021
Awards &

Ranked as a Rising Star for Project Development.

Awards &

‘Jamie Ritchie is quickly becoming a go-to lawyer in Dublin for contentious and non-contentious construction issues.’

Legal 500 2020
Awards &

‘Associate Jamie Ritchie has a thorough understanding of construction contracts and his knowledge and expertise shines through when he is working on transactions.’

Legal 500 2020
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  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Republic of Ireland
    Law Society of Ireland
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Northern Ireland (non-practising)
    Law Society of Northern Ireland
  • Associate Member
    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies
    Queen's University Belfast
  • LLB (Hons) Law with American Law
    University of East Anglia

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