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Environmental

This is a highly regulated area of law which affects businesses at all levels in terms of liability, risk and new business opportunities. We offer expert advice on all aspects concerning the ever-changing rules on environmental monitoring and compliance. Our experienced lawyers offer comprehensive advice on both contentious and non-contentious environmental and planning issues, to clients from across a range of industry areas. The areas that we offer advice on include:

  • Building energy performance;
  • Compulsory purchase orders;
  • Compliance regulations;
  • Contaminated land issues;
  • Defence of prosecutions;
  • Defending enforcement proceedings;
  • Due diligence and environmental warranties;
  • Interpretation of EU and Irish legislation and environmental strategies;
  • IPC and IED licence procedures;
  • Licencing and permissions;
  • Waste packaging and distribution obligations;
  • Planning - An Bord Pleanála oral hearings;
  • Planning - appeals and judicial review;
  • Private infrastructure development; and
  • Waste management.

Finola McCarthy, who leads our environmental group, is a member of the Irish Environmental Law Association and lectures widely at conferences and training workshops. Ronan Daly Jermyn is a sponsor of the Annual Conference for Environmental Professionals which takes place at University College Cork. 

  • Advising local authorities in relation to water and waste legislation.
  • Acted for the developer of a wind farm in relation to planning requirements pursuant to the Planning & Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act, 2006 and the An Bord Pleanála oral hearing.
  • Advised a utilities company on liability issues relating to site contamination, remediation obligations, third party issues, regulatory requirements and the application of Environmental Liability Regulations.
  • Advising licence holders in relation to EPA compliance.

Finola McCarthy has been recognised as a leading environment lawyer in the Who's Who Legal: Environment 2017. Finola is also recognised for exceptional standing in the legal community for her work in the area of construction in both Chambers Europe and The Legal 500. Clients note that "she is very knowledgeable and very quickly understands the task at hand."

 

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