Ioan Prydderch

Partner, Head of Property and Construction Division

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Ioan Prydderch is a partner and head of the Construction, Energy and Projects Team. He is also head of our Public Sector Team. He has extensive experience of advising clients in the construction and engineering sector on both projects and the disputes that can arise. The team acts for a range of clients ranging from government and public authorities to banks, developers, contractors and subcontractors.

The team advises clients involved in construction, engineering and energy projects. The team includes specialists in procurement, project documentation and dispute resolution.

Ioan has more than 13 years’ experience advising the public and private sectors on issues relating to construction law and is recognised as an expert in his field. Ioan is recommended for construction dispute work in Legal 500.  Ioan is described as “proactive, accessible, and always very good at assessing the situation” – Chambers


  • Litigation, arbitration and adjudication
  • Professional negligence involving construction professionals
  • Procurement and project documentation including construction contracts, appointments, collateral warrantees, framework/partnering agreements and bonds.
  • Standard forms of contract: JCT, NEC, ICE, FIDIC, GCWorks, PPC2000, RIBA, BPF, ACE, CIC
  • Energy (includes renewable energy)
  • Alternative dispute resolution including negotiation, mediation and expert determination

Career history

  • Trained:   Hugh James
  • Qualified: 1999
  • Partner at Hugh James: 2006


Ioan Prydderch is widely recognised as a leader in this market. He handles large-scale contentious and non-contentious matters associated with significant projects in North and South Wales, with a strong client base that includes contractors and public sector bodies. Clients call him “very knowledgeable and dynamic”.
Chambers UK 2017

Ioan Prydderch “is hard-working and has a fantastic can-do attitude”
Chambers UK 2016

Ioan Prydderch is perhaps the firm’s best-known construction expert. His clients include the Barry Waterfront Consortium and Welsh Water. He is described by one client as “professional, dynamic and forward thinking.”
Chambers UK 2014

Department head Ioan Prydderch wins praise for being a “very capable and customer-focused” lawyer.
Chambers UK 2013



  • Ysgol Gyfun Gŵyr, Gowerton, Swansea
  • University of Wales, Aberystwyth
  • Qualifications: LLB (Honours) 1994, MSc (Econ), International Politics 1995


  • Welsh
  • French (conversational)

What do you like to do outside work?

Golf and rugby


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