Keith Kelliher

Keith Kelliher is the owner of Kelliher and Associates Quantity Surveyors a quantity surveying and dispute resolution consultancy based in Dublin, Ireland.

Keith is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor by profession who specializes in construction and commercial dispute resolution. Keith is the immediate past Chair of the CIArb Ireland Branch having previously held the positions of Vice Chair, PRO, Education and Training officer and Chair of the YMG.


Keith has advocated for parties in construction disputes for many years and most recently he has represented parties in 29 adjudication cases in Ireland. Keith has extensive experience of the adjudication process and wider construction industry across all suits of contracts. Keith’s construction experience crosses motorway construction, marine works, railway and light rail projects, churches, schools, commercial and domestic apartments and housing developments.


Keith is an active trainer in ADR and is the current CIArb Regional Pathway Leader for Mediation and Adjudication in Ireland. A member of the Approved Faculty List, Keith has tutored in the areas of Arbitration, Mediation and Adjudication for the CIArb, the Law Society of Ireland and with the Construction Industry Federation and to various other private bodies. Keith has recently been appointed to the Education and Membership standing committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators worldwide.


Keith is an active dispute resolver and has appointments as an Arbitrator (sits on CIArb Ireland, CIArb DAS and one of only 3 surveyors on the Law Society of Ireland Arbitration Panel)  Conciliator, Adjudicator (UK Adjudicators panel member) and Mediator (Accredited Mediator) of construction, insurance and commercial disputes. Keith has also sat as Mediator in school disputes and many occasions in workplace, management company and apartment complex disputes. Keith has been appointed as an Arbitrator in consumer, forestry, insurance and construction disputes.


Keith has also acted and provided advice as an expert witness and regularly advises in respect to Construction Contract Issues. In recent months Keith has been appointed as Mediator in a £1 million construction dispute between a contractor and a local authority in Belfast and a €4 million dispute between a contractor and a health board in the south of Ireland.

Keith has completed post grad diplomas in Adjudication and Arbitration in University College Dublin which includes reasoned award writing.