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Hugh combines an excellent understanding of difficult technical issues with a dedication to resolving complex problems as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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Hugh Cummins



Hugh is a partner and has considerable experience in a broad range of practice areas including projects and construction, energy & natural resources, Energy Performance Contracting, Local Energy Supply Contracts, procurement and alternative dispute resolution.


In addition to being a qualified solicitor since 2008, Hugh holds an honours degree in Electronic Engineering and Mathematics from Trinity College Dublin. Prior to joining Philip Lee in 2012 Hugh worked in the projects & construction department of a large Dublin commercial law firm.


Next Generation Partner. Legal 500, 2020


Hugh has advised clients on the drafting, settling and procuring of the required contractual documentation on a wide range of complex, large-scale mixed use projects in Ireland both in the public and private sectors. Hugh is also heavily involved in the areas of energy performance contracts and local energy supply contracts and regularly advises clients on the procurement, negotiation, drafting and settlement of such contracts.


Hugh has experience of advising a broad range of clients across both public and private sectors in industries such as construction, healthcare, facilities management, hospitality and project management to name but a few.


Hugh regularly contributes articles on construction and energy related issues to publications such as the Engineers Journal, Modern Builder Magazine and other industry publications as well as Philip Lee newsletters and bulletins.


He speaks regularly at conferences, seminars and workshops hosted by organisations such as Engineers Ireland, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and the Construction Industry Federation. He is also a contributor to in-house Philip Lee client seminars.


Hugh was recommended for his work in Projects and PPP in the 2020 edition of Legal 500.

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