Environmental and Planning Law

Since 1964 all significant development in this country has required planning permission (if not exempted by law). Planning applications are subject not only to the scrutiny of the local authority but also to public bodies and the public in general. We have worked with engineers and architects in the taking of and defence of planning objections and planning injunctions on behalf of our clients. We also have extensive experience in defending malicious objections.
We deal with Enforcement Notices and planning injunctions. We provide specialist legal advice to business and commercial ventures and individuals on environmental law, commercial planning and building regulations together with representation at public hearings and An Bord Pleanála. We advise on all planning issues to include submissions, appeals, oral hearings, compulsory purchase orders and judicial review.
We also deal with all aspects of environmental issues including assessing environmental risk, defending prosecutions, regulatory and compliance issues, environmental due diligence, the preparation and review of environmental warranties, negotiating indemnities and disclosures, waste licences and waste contracts. 
We deal with a large volume of cases in the area of Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPO) and advise clients on the CPO process, from the invitation to treat, through to the arbitration process, the perfection of title and all other matters involved in concluding the process. We deal directly with the Local Authority and other government agencies with a focus on striving to achieve the best outcome for the client in the most cost effective fashion.
We advise clients in relation to the following:

  • Planning Applications
  • Planning Appeals
  • Enforcement Notices
  • CPO’s
  • Environmental licence requirements
  • Renewable Energy projects