Practice Areas – Planning & Environmental

J.W. O’Donovan has a strong capability in both planning and environmental law. It is essential today for members of the business community to understand all matters relating to environmental compliance. A failure to comply with the rules in this area could prove highly damaging to a business’ competitiveness, development and customer relations. We offer our clients a service that ensures comprehensive guidance is provided whilst ensuring quality and success.

Environmental awareness and compliance is now a high priority for Irish business with increased controls and the growing vigilance of enforcement agencies. Most of these developments have their origins in a widening EU environmental policy, which in recent years has reflected an increased awareness of environmental issues amongst the public.

This has meant a considerable increase in the amount of environmental law designed to increase protection for all aspects of the natural environment. We have experts specialising in European and Irish environmental law, providing advice to businesses across a range of industry sectors.

Our services include the following:

  • Planning law and practice
  • Appeals to an Bord Pleanála
  • Environmental law, including licensing, compliance and litigation
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Environmental licensing and permits
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Compulsory purchase procedures and compensation hearings
  • Waste management and licensing