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Mark Etherington


Mark Etherington started his training in 1992 as a Quantity Surveyor with Wates Construction Ltd, a main contractor in England and qualified as a chartered surveyor with the RICS in 1997. During the period 1992 to 2000, Mark worked as a site-based surveyor, dealing with the procurement, administration, client management and final accounts. His experience included residential, offices, hospitals, school buildings and fit-out.

In 2003, Mark completed a Master's Degree in Construction Law and arbitration at King's College, London.

The same year, Mark moved to Driver Consult Ltd, a construction claims consultancy based in London. Mark worked as a senior consultant, and his primary role was to assist parties in preparing and managing claims through arbitration and adjudication, alternative dispute processes.

In 2005, Mark moved to Ireland. Mark was initially employed as a National Commercial Manager at Bowen Construction Ltd. In this role, Mark was responsible for all commercial risk management, including sub-contract drafting, reviewing collateral warranties and contract conditions, risk management, contentious dispute negotiation/resolution and providing ad-hoc commercial advice. During this period, Mark was involved in several conciliation and Arbitration hearings.

In September 2007, Mark joined KPMG Ireland as Director, Forensic as Head of Engineering and Construction Group. For over eight years, Mark was engaged in several disputes and took appointments as Quantum Expert in Litigation proceedings, Arbitration and Conciliation hearings.

Also, Mark was involved in construction receivership work, including taking appointments. This included advising the Banks and NAMA in extracting value from development assets. This included managing several €million of assets around the country.

During the later years, when the Banks started lending money, Mark was involved in project management and cost management completing several developments. This also included direct negotiation with planning authorities concerning planning matters, development and planning bonds with councils.

Another area of work involved recovering construction debt following companies entering liquidation.

Mark left KPMG in July 2016, having formed ACUA.

Now, Mark provides commercial risk management advice and alternative dispute resolution processes, including Conciliation and Adjudication. In all matters, Mark continues to strive to deliver exceptional advice and results for his clients.


SCSI Conciliation Panel

Member of Society of Construction Law

King's College London, Construction Law


e-mail:    mark.etherington@acua.ie

telephone: 0874017677 

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