Peter O’Malley started his career as an architect. Before becoming involved in dispute resolution he was the senior partner at ‘LOM architecture and design’ based in London, an acclaimed international practice which he founded, with his co-partner David Livesey, in 1989. During his time in practice, Peter worked across the world where he led many prestigious and award-winning projects in Europe, the Middle East, West Africa, the Caribbean, the Far East, and Australia. Through this international background Peter has considerable experience in administrating the FIDIC and NEC standard forms of contract in common, civil and Sharia law jurisdictions, in addition to the JCT, RIAI, PWC forms and bespoke agreements.
Peter is a qualified arbitrator, adjudicator, accredited mediator, and conciliator. He is a Fellow, and currently the Chair of the Ireland Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Ciarb), in addition to being an accredited Ciarb Examiner in Construction Adjudication under both the UK and Irish Acts.
Peter presently sits on the sub-committee of the branch responsible for the establishment of courses in adjudication, under the Construction Contracts Act 2013 to be made available in 2023. Peter is also a member of the Construction Contracts Adjudication Panel established by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment under of the Construction Contracts Act 2013 (CCA 2013). He also sits on the CCAS Forum involved in reviewing the CCA 2013 legislation, where he represents the interests of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.
Peter has spoken at many industry conferences on various Alternative Dispute Resolution subjects. He is also a visiting lecturer on adjudication, under the UK legislation, at Robert Gordon University in Scotland. In addition to having peer reviewed academic papers published, he has written numerous media articles on dispute resolution, construction law and related subjects in Ireland, the UK and internationally.