Dermot A Flanagan SC

Member of the Inner Bar

  • Junior Counsel: 1987
  • Senior Counsel: 2000

B.C.L. (U.C.D. 1985), FCIArb, CIArb Accredited Mediator (2011), B.L. (King's Inns 1987), Judicial Chair to Sport Dispute Solutions Ireland (SDSI)

Areas of Practice:
  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration
  • Commercial/Chancery
  • Judicial Review
  • Arbitration/Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Mediation
  • Planning & Local Government Law
  • Sports Law
Dermot A Flanagan SC
Accrediting Body: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Bar of England & Wales
Other Memberships:
DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre (Dubai)
Irish Chapter of the European Court of Arbitration
Judicial Chair to SDSI within the Federation of Irish Sport (2019 - 2022)
Legal arbitrator for the GAA's Disputes Resolution Authority
Panel member, Law Society Arbitration Panel
The Electoral Appeals Committee of the FAI
The Hon. Society of Middle Temple
Direct Professional Access:

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. 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.

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01-872 3847
086-252 0112
1 Arran Square Arran Quay Dublin 7D07 PA0D
33 Bedford Row Chambers Bedford Row London

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