Compulsory Purchase

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Our Compulsory Purchase services are delivered through our commercial Alliance with McEnteggart Consultancy. Having worked together for over twenty years, we have formed this alliance specifically for compulsory acquisition services.

Compulsory Purchase, where government bodies acquire privately owned property, including land and buildings to develop and improve Ireland’s national infrastructure, such as roads, rail lines, water schemes or electricity lines.

We have a wealth of experience and expertise of all CPO issues from both sides of the fence, as over the last ten years alone, we have acted on behalf of our clients in over 4,000 CPO cases in Ireland, and for all types of property. We have been involved in some of the largest CPOs in recent years, including LUAS Cross City and Metro North projects in Dublin and have advised on over 500 km of roads and water, sewage and arterial drainage schemes across Ireland.

Our Compulsory Purchase Services provide

  • Assessment, preparation and negotiation of claims for compensation

  • Negotiation of accommodation works – physical works undertaken by acquiring authority

  • Representation at oral hearings

  • Acting as expert witness in arbitration, assessment and court proceedings

Types of Properties

We have worked on all of the following type of properties for claimants/landowners:

  • Dwelling Houses

  • Development Land and Potential Development Land

  • Commercial Properties – Industrial, Office, Retail

  • All types of Agricultural holdings and farming operations

The multi-disciplinary nature of our offering allows us to draw on a variety of experts where appropriate.  We are adept in providing a full service, from initial instruction, valuation, advice on accommodation works, assessment of compensation, through to the close out of property acquisition programmes.

The Compulsory Purchase team is jointly lead by Brian Gilson and Kevin McEnteggart who possess un-paralleled expertise having worked on over 50 Infrastructure projects, agreeing thousands of individual cases covering all property asset classes.


Sample of CPO Projects

No. of cases
N9 / 10 We acted on behalf of Kildare County
Council and negotiated compensation
for in excess of 290 cases
Metro North Pre-NTT Acquisition Advice
LUAS Red / Green Excess of 200 cases
M3 Excess of 550 cases
N2 Excess of 110 cases
M17 Excess of 90 cases
N7 Castletown to Nenagh Excess of 158 cases
Tuam Bypass Excess of 80 cases
N5 Excess of 220 cases


Some of our Clients