Legal 500

“Bruno Herbots is applauded as ’offering insight that would not be obvious to clients”

“Many consider him [Bruno Herbots] a young star with the ‘X’ factor in construction and procurement law”


“Practice head Bruno Herbots handles all aspects of construction and public procurement law. Clients appreciate his inventive solutions as well as the international experience gained from a number of jurisdictions”

“A “charismatic legal strategist” who is “very well versed in contract law and always available,” according to impressed sources.”

“Commended for being readily accessible and pleasant to deal with”

“Bruno Herbots is recommended as ‘a hard-working lawyer who is always pushing for the best result’. Recent highlights for the team include advising the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board on the development of the National Paediatric hospital Project”

“Construction and Procurement Department Head, Bruno Herbots has experience in both construction and projects, having applied his ‘thorough, pragmatic and efficient work ethic’ to some of the country’s major PPP projects, particularly in the rail sector.”

“Top notch on construction and procurement matters.”

Herbots is an accredited law firm of Disciplinary Defence (“DD”).  DD is an insurance policy covering regulated professionals, in all business sectors, to include the architecture, engineering, medical, pharmaceutical, financial services, charitable and voluntary sectors in a fitness to practice/disciplinary claim against them. Herbots has previously acted for Regulators, but now only represents DD clients before Disciplinary Tribunals. In this capacity, Herbots has witnessed the increased regulation applicable to regulated professionals and increased complaints against such professionals before their respective Regulators, whose power to investigate and prosecute has equally increased.

For example, the Medical Council regulates doctors practicing in Ireland, and therefore it has a statutory duty to investigate any complaints made against doctors. Similarly, other professions, such as Architects, who are regulated by the Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland (“RIAI”) have the power and statutory obligation to investigate complaints made against their members.

Dealing with a complaint is time consuming and stressful for any professional; these complaints are personal to the individual in his or her professional capacity and could sit outside the remit of the employment terms. Through its broker, JV Hutton, DD offers an insurance cover for such disciplinary actions. This insurance is separate from Professional Indemnity Insurance, as a disciplinary complaint is not a claim in damages for negligence. Herbots represents and defends practitioners in any regulated professions.