Leonora is a partner within the planning and environmental team, providing an advisory, litigation and dispute resolution service to both statutory bodies and private clients in relation to public and administrative law, planning and development law, environmental law, statutory interpretation and litigation.
Prior to joining the firm Leonora was legal advisor to Dublin City Council for 10 years where she was responsible for Local Government prosecutions, defence of judicial review proceedings, prosecution and defence of injunctions, statutory interpretation, and providing an advisory service to all Council departments.
Leonora also worked in a large Irish law firm representing Irish and International companies and individuals in litigation in all courts. She also previously acted as legal advisor to the then Eastern Regional Health Authority.
Leonora has lectured on the Planning and Environmental Law Diploma in the Law Society, has spoken at the Euro-just / Europol Conference on Environmental Crime in the Hague and at conferences of the Local Authority Solicitor Bar Association. Leonora was a member of the European Trans-Frontier Shipment of Waste working group which advised on the enforcement of the Regulation.
Planning, Environmental and Local Government Association
Irish Environmental Law Association
Dublin Solicitor Bar Association – former secretary to In-House Committee
Irish Network of Environmental Prosecutors
Law Society of Ireland
Law Society of England and Wales