CBA Tech Talk: Is AI the new toolkit for Construction Disputes?

Speaker: Stephen Dowling SC and Eimear McCann, Trialview

Chair: James Burke BL

Stephen Dowling SC is founder and CEO of TrialView - an AI powered platform enabling litigators to prepare and run hearings. He is also a barrister and commercial silk with over twenty years' experience in commercial litigation. He is the author of a number of texts on commercial litigation practice, including Commercial Court, published by Thomson Reuters.

Eimear McCann is a former lawyer, with eleven years' experience in litigation and contentious work. With six years' experience in the legal tech industry, Eimear is currently Commercial Director at TrialView. She is also a legal writer, and lectures on Legal Tech & Innovation at BPP University.

This event will consider the role that AI can play in construction disputes and whether it will assist in construction disputes or is it just another fad. The talk will also look at how AI can assist in construction disputes.

At the end of the presentation, participants will;

  • Understand the key elements of AI and how it works and the role it can play in document heavy areas of law

1 CPD Point

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This event is open to all.


Additional Information

The Construction Bar Association of Ireland (CBA), is an association of Irish lawyers, both solicitors and counsel, with an interest in constructional law and practice. The CBA was established in 2013 to promote knowledge of construction law and construction dispute resolution, to facilitate the sharing of expertise and to act as a technical and relationship hub for Members in an area where the resolution of disputes is often found outside of the forum of the Courts. The benefits of Membership include access to the CBA Technical Talks Programme and the Christmas and Summer Lectures (CPD), to the Annual Construction Law Conference and online access to the unique CBA Codex (containing in excess of 90 Member papers on Irish construction law and construction dispute resolution in this jurisdiction).

The CBA is an association run by Members for the benefit of its Members. If you are a solicitor or barrister with an interest in construction law we would very much welcome your application to join your colleagues in this fascinating field of practice. For further information, please visit