Every property, whether residential or commercial, involves planning law in some form.
Truly knowing and understanding planning law is vital to correctly advise clients in such transactions.
For many years we have acted for property owners, both residential and commercial in relation to planning law matters. We also act for and advise clients on CPO (Compulsory Purchase Orders) for road redevelopments.
We regularly assist landowners, developers, investors, financiers, business owners and private individuals with planning issues and disputes.
We also advise clients in relation to planning applications by assisting their architects and with planning objections including objections to local authorities, An Bord Pleanala and ultimately Judicial Review cases. We have developed an expert team of planning consultants, planning barristers and engineers who help our clients navigate this complicated area of law.
As well as planning law we also advise clients in relation to the ever-changing world of environmental law.
Our jurisdiction has a significant number of pieces environmental legislation such as Environmental Protection Agency Act (1992), Protection of the Environment Act (2003), Environmental (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (2011), Waste Management Acts (1996 to 2011), Air Pollution Acts (1987 and 2011), European Communities (Environmental Liability) Regulations (2008 – 2011) (Environmental Liability Regulations), European Communities (Control of Major Accident Hazards Involving Dangerous Substances) Regulations (2000 – 2006), Local Government (Water Pollution) Acts (1977 – 1990), Water Services Acts (2007 – 2012), Dangerous Substances Acts (1972 – 1979), Fisheries (Consolidation) Acts (1959 – 2003) which have mainly emanated from EU directives which are generally administered and enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency, City and County Local Authorities and the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government. Water pollution legislation is enforced by harbour authorities around Ireland and regional fisheries boards.
Knowing the up-to-date case law and legislation applicable to this complex area of law is vital to assist clients with environmental legal issues. The team of experts we have put together over the years to include architects, surveyors, planning consultants and other professional advisers such as expert Junior and Senior Planning and Environmental Law Barristers have this experience and knowledge to advise and assist our clients.
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