Key Contact: Leonora Mullet – Partner 

Philip Lee is pleased to announce the appointment of Leonora Mullett as a partner in its planning and environmental department. Leonora has extensive knowledge of planning and environmental law, local government law, litigation, dispute resolution and public law with significant experience in representing State sector bodies including An Bord Pleánala, the Housing Agency and the Health Service Executive.

Prior to joining Philip Lee in 2019, Leonora was legal advisor to Dublin City Council for 10 years where she was responsible for local government environmental prosecutions, defence of judicial review proceedings concerning planning and social housing, prosecution of statutory injunctions, defending statutory appeals regarding waste licences, claims management and providing an advisory service to all Council departments.

Leonora will continue to work alongside partners Rachel Minch and Alice Whittaker who lead the ‘Tier 1’ planning and environmental practice at Philip Lee. This specialist team advises a wide range of clients, including State bodies and the private sector, on all aspects of planning and environmental regulation with a particular emphasis on consenting processes and judicial review in this area.

Commenting on the appointment, Rachel Minch SC said “Leonora’s appointment as a partner recognises her important contribution to the firm. With over 20 years’ experience as a litigation solicitor, her extensive knowledge and experience will further strengthen the team’s first-tier position in the Irish business law market across environment and planning.”

Leonora said “I am very pleased to join the partnership and look forward to continuing my work with the team, providing first-class strategic advice to our clients.”

Leonora has previously lectured on the Planning and Environmental Law Diploma in the Law Society, has spoken at the Europol Environmental Crime symposium and at conferences of the Irish Planning Institute, Dublin Solicitor Bar Association and Local Authority Solicitor Bar Association.