Making you aware of recent significant amendments, proposed changes, and examine lessons learned from recent legal cases


A one-day conference

28th January 2021



This conference aims to discuss the latest developments regarding legislation, case law and best practice for environmental law specialists and those required to keep up to date in relation to their work including manufacturers, suppliers, building and design professionals, government bodies, semi state agencies, consultancy practices and legal professionals.

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Case studies will be examined, on recent legal cases, updates to existing legislation and so much more to be discussed. 
This is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the environmental law space and those who require the knowledge as part of their day to day work.  


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Brendan Slattery, Partner, McCann FitzGerald 

Aarhus Convention- Accessing Environmental Justice

Speaker: Aoife Carroll, Barrister-at- Law

  • Public Participation in environmental decision making
  • The entitlement to challenge environmental decisions
  • Possible reforms to the existing framework
Post “Brexit” impact on environmental law

Speaker: Elva Carberry Planning & Environmental Law Solicitor

  • Brexit: Where are we now? Where are we going?
  • Post Brexit position and its impact on environmental law
  • Sectoral impacts of Brexit & potential regulatory divergence
Environmental Planning Law Updates

Speaker: Esmonde Keane, Senior Counsel at the Law Library

  • The latest updates in planning law 2020/2021
Reforming the Irish Planning System

Speaker: Dermot Flanagan, Senior Counsel at the Law Library

  • Implications of delays in the Irish planning system for development projects.
  • What changes are needed to address the current flaws
Judicial Review Decisions on Issues Relating to Strategic Housing Development

Speaker: Eamon Galligan, SC BA(Mod), M.R.U.P. (Town Planning).

EU Liability for environmental damage

Speaker: Sonja O Connor Barrister-at-Law

  • The environmental liability regulations
  • Appeals procedure
  • Cost recovery procedure
  • Offences
40 Shades of Green: Ireland and the EU Green Deal

Speaker: Mark Thuiller, Solicitor, Environmental & Planning team A&L Goodbody

  • What is the Green Deal?
  • What impact will it have on Ireland? The good, the bad and the disruptive
  • How will Ireland meet its Green targets?
  • How will Covid-19 impact on the Green Deal at a national and EU level
The Future Direction for (EU) Plastics Waste Regulation

Speaker: Owen McIntyre, Professor at the School of Law, UCC

  • Plastics waste regulation represents a ‘wicked problem’, due to scientific uncertainty and legal fragmentation.
  • The EU is promoting a holistic ‘Circular Economy’ approach to plastics (waste) regulation.  
  • In recognition of the complex global supply chain for plastics, the EU envisages a mix of hybrid transnational rules and standards.
Climate Case and next steps

Speaker: John Kenny Barrister at The Law Library

This conference will be of interest to In-house counsel and lawyers in private practice, regulatory authorities and civil servants working on environmental matters, built environment professionals to name a few.

There will be CPD certificates awarded to attendees after the conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award


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  • 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.


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