Why choose our Planning and Environmental lawyers?
We provide practical and strategic advice to statutory planning and environmental bodies on the performance of their statutory functions, their role as decision makers and their management of licensing applications and compliance with licences, including advising on enforcement actions where there are breaches of licences or statutory requirements by licensees. Key areas of environmental law on which we have advised include, waste disposal and hazardous waste management, water services and waste water treatment, drinking water, air quality, climate change, habitats protection, emission licensing, radiological protection, renewable energy and aquaculture.
In addition, the team has vast litigation expertise at all levels, from the lower Courts to the Superior Courts. The team has defended judicial review challenges for over 20 years on behalf of public bodies in relation to a wide variety of matters, including planning decisions, development plans, industrial emissions licences and waste licences, at High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Court of Justice of the European Union level.
Fieldfisher’s practical and client focussed approach to the provision of legal advice in the environmental and planning sphere ensures a fully integrated service from legal specialists in this area of law that guarantees the highest standards of client service.
Areas of Practice:
- Environmental Law
- Planning Law
- Environmental and planning enforcement
- Judicial Review
- Administrative Law
- European Law
- Freedom of Information and Access to Information on the Environment
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Appropriate Assessment (AA)
We have successfully defended An Bord Pleanála in various highly contentious judicial review proceedings relating to the Corrib Gas project.