Ruaidhri Farrell, is a Director with Yendall Hunter with more than 14 years of experience in the construction and engineering industries and specialises in delays and disruption related disputes.
Ruaidhri has worked on projects in the U.K., Europe, the Middle East and the Far East, and has acted for both public and private sector employers, contractors, sub-contractors and designers. Ruaidhri has experience across a range of projects including railways, roads, airports, biomass power plants, hotels, high-rise residential and mixed-use developments, cable laying vessels, submarines, jack-up oil rigs, and oil and gas facilities, amongst others.
Ruaidhri has acted in an advisory capacity but over the past six years he has focused on providing independent expert advice on delay and disruption matters prior to, or as part of, litigation (such as the UK Technology and Construction Court) and arbitration proceedings (under various institutions including the ICC, LCIA and DIAC) in civil and common law jurisdictions.
Prior to joining Yendall Hunter, Ruaidhri worked in the Capital Projects Services division at PWC in London where, acting in advisory role, he supported clients on a range of programme delivery issues through programme, cost, baseline and schedule reviews. Through his involvement with the programme controls management team, Ruaidhri gained experience providing insights on the performance of a £5bn UK railway upgrade programme. Before that Ruaidhri spent four years with Laing O’Rourke as a senior engineer managing the delivery of various civil engineering structures, including the construction of an access shaft for a large urban rail project (Crossrail) in London. Ruaidhri also scoped and managed several works packages related to tunnelling works at another urban Crossrail station at Bond Street. Ruaidhri also spent one year at Arup Consulting Engineers as a graduate geotechnical engineer, before undertaking a PhD in underground construction at the University of Cambridge.
Ruaidhri has achieved Chartered Civil Engineer status and has been admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He attained a distinction in an MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at Kings College London. Ruaidhri was awarded a first-class honours degree in civil, structural and environmental engineering at Trinity College Dublin.