Dermot Flanagan S.C. commenced practice at the Bar of Ireland in 1987 and was appointed a Senior Counsel in 2000.  He was called to the Bar of England & Wales in 2019 and is a member of the Middle Temple.

Mr. Dermot Flanagan B.C.L., FCIArb, S.C

Call to the Bar of Ireland, 1987: appointed Senior Counsel, 2000

Call to the Bar of England & Wales, 2019; Middle Temple

Areas of Expertise

– Compulsory Purchase, Infrastructure, Planning & Environmental Law

– Alternative Dispute Resolution [ADR]

– Construction Law

– Sports Law & Governance

– International Arbitration


Mr. Flanagan practices from the Law Library, Dublin & from 33 Bedford Row Chambers, London.  He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and acts as mediator, arbitrator and in expert determinations.

Mr. Flanagan is a member of the panel of Arbitrators of the Law Society of Ireland, the Irish chapter of the European Court of Arbitration, the DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre (Dubai), the Dispute Resolution Authority of the Gaelic Athletic Association [GAA] and the Electoral Appeals Committee of the Football Association of Ireland [FAI].  He previously held the position of Judicial Chair to Sport Dispute Solutions Ireland (SDSI) within the Federation of Irish Sport.

Mr. Flanagan has particular experience in public and private infrastructure including road, landfill, marine, wastewater,water, metro, airport and strategic development projects.

He regularly lectures on Arbitration, Mediation, Infrastructure, Compulsory Acquisition and Sports Law.

Education & Qualifications 

B.C.L Degree U.C.D. [1985]

B.L. Degree King’s Inns [1987]

CIArb Accredited Mediator [2011]