Danielle is a partner in the Environment and Planning Group, and is a founder member of the firm’s Food and Agribusiness Group.
Danielle has specialist expertise and uses her project management skills in advising on:
- Decision-making processes from pre-consultation and application stages through to oral hearing, construction and operational stages.
- SEA EIA and AA; zoning; material contraventions of development plans; recovery of development contributions; compulsory acquisition and on FOI and AIE requests.
- Development in Strategic Development Zones: the ‘special’ planning process; development both inside and outside of an SDZ; Planning Schemes for SDZs.
- Pragmatic ways to avoid and mitigate risks that arise in the life cycle of projects, particularly at the pre-planning stage to reduce the risk of successful judicial review proceedings.
- Complex judicial review, injunction, statutory appeal, regulatory enforcement and criminal proceedings from the District Court to the Supreme Court.
- Potential liability for environmental contamination; negotiating and assisting clients in making claims in respect of environmental indemnities and warranties.
- Securing and assessing the risk of providing project-financing.
- Issues and regulatory requirements around wastes, wastewaters, sludge, animal by-products, asbestos, pesticides, biocides, and chemicals.
- Food and feed safety, food and feed hygiene and HACCP; food packaging, labelling, advertising and marketing; and nutrition and health claims and restrictions on allergens.
Danielle regularly presents at national Environmental, Planning and Energy conferences; lectures on the Law Society of Ireland Environmental Diploma Course and is co-author, with Dr. Yvonne Scannell, of the annual environmental chapter of ‘Construction Projects: Law and Practice’, published by Thomson Reuters.