...an expert - certainly a sound environmental lawyer
Andrew joined TLT in 2015 and is a planning and environment partner in the firm's UK-wide team, heading up the Belfast practice.
He has worked in Northern Ireland since 2006 and is recognised in both Chambers UK and Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in planning, environment and clean energy. He has been involved in many of the most significant development projects in NI over the last decade including wind farms, regionally significant waste facilities, major residential and commercial developments, fuel storage facilities, electricity transmission infrastructure projects and road schemes.
Andrew has significant experience in the clean energy sector on the planning and regulatory aspects of energy generation projects, and has advised on the development and funding of numerous solar, wind, anaerobic digestion and waste to energy projects. He advises clients on a variety of issues including planning policy compliance, environmental permits, grid connection, power purchase agreements and incentive schemes. He has particular expertise in the Environmental Impact Assessment and Habitats Regulation Assessment.
Andrew also advises on enforcement proceedings, appeals and judicial review proceedings in NI relating to planning and environmental matters and provides advocacy in planning appeals and the magistrates court. He also regularly advises on environmental liability issues in real estate and M&A transactions across the UK for example in relation to contaminated land and environmental regulatory compliance. Before qualifying in 2003 Andrew previously worked in enforcement and regulatory roles at the Environment Agency in England with a background in Environmental Biology and Oceanography. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management and UK Environmental Law Association.
Jurisdiction: Northern Ireland, England & Wales
Andrew Ryan's knowledge and experience of the Northern Ireland energy market - particularly in relation to power purchase agreements and the recent I-SEM changes - is invaluable
Andrew Ryan is a fount of knowledge of planning and environmental law, being particularly adept in identifying points of challenge for objectors.