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Alison Fanagan

Alison Fanagan

Consultant

Expertise

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environmental & Planning
  • Health & Safety
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

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Activity

Profile
Alison Fanagan is a Consultant in A&L Goodbody's Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and a former Partner of the firm, with over 28 years' experience. She is joint Head of the Environmental and Planning Group, and provides specialist advice on all aspects of planning, environmental and health and safety law both contentious and non-contentious. Alison is also an experienced commercial litigator, with a particular focus on judicial review. Alison advises on the defence of criminal prosecutions, on taking and defending claims for negligence and nuisance, and on all aspects of planning injunctions. She advises buyers, sellers and funders on due diligence and has a particular expertise in renewable energy projects including both onshore and offshore wind.

Bar Admissions

Law Society of Ireland
Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
Irish Environmental Law Association
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Education

BCL - University College Dublin
LLM - Cambridge University (Trinity Hall College)
Areas of Practice

Energy & Natural Resources | Environmental & Planning | Health & Safety | Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Alison Fanagan was recently voted "The most highly regarded lawyer in the jurisdiction (Ireland) based on the number of nominations she received" by The International Who's Who of Environmental Lawyers 2004.


Seminars

Led course on Environmental Management

Spoke externally on Health and Safety issues.

Articles

Public Consultation on the revised draft Wind Energy Development Guidelines
A&L Goodbody, December 2019

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD, and the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton TD, launched a public consultation on proposed revisions to the Wind Energy Development Guidelines (the draft Guidelines) on 12 December 2019. The draft guidelines, when finalised, will affect future planning applications and considerations for future wind energy development proposals...

Public Consultation on the revised draft Wind Energy Development Guidelines
A&L Goodbody LLP, December 2019

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD, and the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton TD, launched a public consultation on proposed revisions to the Wind Energy Development Guidelines (the draft Guidelines) on 12 December 2019. The draft guidelines, when finalised, will affect future planning applications and considerations for future wind energy development proposals...

People Over Wind and Peter Sweetman v Coillte
A&L Goodbody, January 2019

In case C-323/17 People Over Wind and Peter Sweetman v Coillte, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that mitigation measures could not be taken into account at the screening stage of an appropriate assessment. Facts This case focused on proposed works that were necessary to lay a cable connecting a wind farm to the electricity grid and the potential effects that this would have on two special areas of conservation...

Additional Articles

Alison has published various articles in relation to environmental issues and health and safety

Contributor to Irish Trade and Legal Journals.

Contributor to various legal texts.


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