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Cara Roughan

B.Eng (Civil), LLM, MIEI, FCIArb

Senior Associate

Cara is dual qualified in both Engineering and Law. She is a Professional Engineer (PE) in Civil Engineering, holds an LLM and is a Fellow of the Chartered institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). She has worked extensively across the globe on projects and disputes in the Americas, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa (Northern and Sub Sahara).

Cara has participated in a range of construction disputes and has extensive experience in litigation proceedings within multiple jurisdictions. She has acted under client’s instructions in both the private and public sector advising leading international consultancies, contractors and subcontractors. Cara has successfully managed matters involving schedule delay, disruption, productivity, causation and liability apportionment, differing site conditions, workmanship issues, damage quantification, lost revenue/business interruption and termination.

Prior to joining Quigg Golden, Cara acted as an Advisor to multiple agencies in the United Nations (UN) providing contract management, implementation support and claims and dispute advice for the UN’s global infrastructure portfolio. Cara’s UN advisory role involved complex stakeholder management and liaison with senior diplomats, government and various state and non-state actors.  Cara was also recently engaged as a Claims Expert for the New York City Law Department for a large-scale litigation in the New York metro region.

As an engineer, Cara held various technical and management positions at some of the world’s largest global consulting practices and professional engineering firms. In these roles, she was responsible for design and management of projects from inception to completion. Cara takes pride in providing pragmatic, commercially focused solutions to clients and providing a tailored approach to contract management and strategies for elimination, mitigation and resolution of project claims and disputes. Cara has also designed bespoke contracts and training programs for a range of organizations in collaboration with the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC). Cara regularly attends and participates in industry relevant events and seminars.

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