Yvonne has been consistently rated as one of the top environmental lawyers in Ireland and has been internationally recognised as an environmental and planning expert.

Yvonne has extensive practical experience in natural resources, planning and environmental matters. Until recently, Yvonne Scannell was a Professor in the Law School, Trinity College Dublin where she specialised in Irish and European Environmental Law and Policy. She has served on the Advisory Board of the Environmental Protection Agency. She was a founder member and first chairperson of the Irish Association of Environmental Law. She is Vice-President of the European Nuclear Energy Authority and a former member of the European Council for Enviornmental Law. Professor Scannell is on the visiting faculties of Bocconi and Bayreuth Universities.


Yvonne Scannell has “a wealth of Irish and international experience in environmental law.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2018

“Yvonne Scannell is an environmental law expert.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2016

“Yvonne Scannell is recommended.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2012

“Original thinker Yvonne Scannell is one of the leading consultants in Ireland, and indeed Europe, in this field.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2010

Education & Qualifications

  • BA, PhD, LL.D(h.c), FTCD, Trinity College Dublin
  • LL.M, Cambridge University
  • D Washington and Lee University, Virginia, USA
  • Admitted to the Irish Bar, 1972