McCann FitzGerald appoints Brendan Slattery as head of environmental and planning group

Brendan Slattery

McCann FitzGerald has announced the appointment of Brendan Slattery as a partner to head its environmental and planning group.

Mr Slattery, joining from 1 May, brings almost twenty years’ experience in the areas of environment, planning and climate change.

He is recognised as an expert in both planning and environmental law at national and EU level, having advised regulatory authorities, statutory bodies, local authorities and developers on the delivery of a wide range of local and national projects. In recent years, Mr Slattery has advised on almost every significant infrastructure project across Ireland spanning the areas of energy, transport, water, wastewater and the agri-business sector.

Barry Devereux, managing partner at McCann FitzGerald, said: “We are delighted that Brendan is joining the firm. His vast experience and specialist knowledge in environmental and planning law and regulation will be a great addition to the team and will significantly enhance the reputation of our environmental and planning group.

“Brendan’s appointment follows our recent announcement of a further six new partners and a consultant. Together, these appointments reflect the changes currently taking place in the legal profession that mean we must continue to improve and adapt our offering, while continuing to ensure the high levels of expertise and client service we are known for.”

McCann FitzGerald’s environmental and planning group specialises in European and Irish environmental and planning law, providing advice on regulatory compliance, environmental licensing, planning applications, development consents, environmental assessment, habitat protection, renewable energy, foreshore development, noise regulation, the Emissions Trading Scheme and climate change issues.

Mr Slattery will work closely with the firm’s dispute resolution and litigation team, who specialise in the contentious aspects of environmental and planning projects.