Public, Regulatory and Administrative Law

At MHP Sellors, working for public authorities is in our DNA, having acted as Solicitors to a number of public and local authorities for many years.

We have been the standing retained solicitors to Clare County Council since 1976, giving us an unparalleled understanding of the unique and complex regulatory and public law environment in which public bodies operate.

Here in MHP Sellors, we have a dedicated public and administrative law department with expert solicitors possessing extensive, focussed expertise in the specialist areas of administrative law, public procurement, planning and environmental law, and compulsory purchase orders from which many public authorities have benefitted. We advise on statutory interpretation and application and have been involved in numerous ground-breaking public law cases.

Our specialised experience allows us to deliver advices to clients expertly and efficiently. Our knowledge in public law, environmental, planning and regulatory matters means that we can quickly and expertly advise our clients.

We have particular experience in the niche areas of judicial review, public and administrative law litigation and planning and environmental law.

Our work in this sector includes representation and the provision of advices in the following areas:

Our work in this sector includes representation and the provision of advices in the following areas:

  • Public administrative law processes including judicial review.
  • Functions, powers, and duties under legislative provisions.
  • Drafting of byelaws, interpretation and application of legislation.
  • Application of fair procedures and defence of challenges to public bodies’ decisions.
  • Data protection, freedom of information, and access to information on the environment requests.
  • Corporate governance and conflicts of interest.
  • Property-based services.
  • Capital projects.
  • Environment and Waste Management.
  • Planning and Development.
  • Health and Safety.
  • Regulatory enforcement and prosecutions.
  • Compulsory Purchase.
  • An Bord Pleanála hearings.
  • Fire Services.
  • Local authority finance.
  • Meet your dedicated Public, Regulatory and Administrative Law Team

Marina Keane
Marina KeaneSolicitor
John P Shaw
John P ShawConsultant
Sinéad Nunan
Sinéad NunanConsultant
Stephen Keogh
Stephen KeoghManaging Partner