Start Time
9:15 AM
End Time
3.45 PM
There will be CPD hours awarded to attendees. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

About this Conference

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 with the ever-changing legal landscape of environmental law.

This conference will be of great interest to developers, manufacturers, suppliers, building and design professionals, government bodies, semi state agencies, consultancy practices and legal professionals.


Conference Chairperson & Opening Remarks

Climate and Energy Law: Emerging Rights & Policy

  • The legal implications of the increasingly ambitious offshore wind energy targets and climate change.

Jacinta Conway, Senior Associate, Arthur Cox

Marine Environmental and Resources Law

  • The new process for obtaining foreshore licences and how existing applications will transition to MARA
  • The functions of MARA
  • The criteria for the granting of Maritime Area Consents (MACs)
  • The terms and conditions of the first MACs, granted to Phase 1 projects
  • The process for seeking development consent from An Bord Pleanála for offshore wind projects
  • Judicial review under the MAP Act 2021

Alison Fanagan, Consultant and Co Head of Planning and Environment Group A&L Goodbody

Maritime Area Planning Act and Effect on Offshore Windfarm Development

  • The America Europe Connect 2 international communications project
  • The provisions of the Maritime Area Planning Act of 2021
  • Ireland’s National Marine Planning Framework
  • Case Law
Esmonde Keane SC, The Law Library

The instigation and defence of judicial review proceedings in relation to environmental decisions

Eamon Galligan SC, The Law Library

Freedom of Information and Access to Information on the Environment

  • Case law updates
  • Recent trends
  • How the AIE Regulations are being used

Mark Thuillier, Senior Associate, A&L Goodbody LLP

The Evolving Aarhus Regime

Rachel Minch, Partner, Philip Lee

The obligation on public bodies under Section 15 of the Climate Action & Low Carbon Development Acts 2015 to 2021

  • Scope of Section 15, Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act, 2015 – to whom does it apply?
  • Duties of relevant bodies.
  • Ministerial directions.
  • Amendments to S. 15 duties under the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act, 2021.
  • Enforcement.

Eiven Curran, BL, The Law Library

Whistleblowing and Environmental Crime


Environmental Liabilities Directive

Who Should Attend?

This conference will be of interest to all who need to keep up to speed on environmental law and legislation including In-house counsel and lawyers, regulatory authorities, civil servants working on environmental matters, built environment professionals, manufacturers, suppliers and consultants to name a few.


Jacinta Conway
Senior Associate, Arthur Cox
Alison Fanagan
Consultant, Environmental & Planning, A&L Goodbody
Eamon Galligan SC
Barrister, The Bar of Ireland
Mark Thuillier
Associate, A&L Goodbody LLP
Rachel Minch
Partner, Philip Lee
Esmonde Keane SC
The Law Library
Eiven Curran
BL, The Law Library


Early Bird Rate: €435 + VAT (LIMITED OFFER)

Full rate €535 + VAT

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

Discounts available for bookings of 3 or more.