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  William Orbinson QC.  

Contact Details


William Orbinson QC, Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute

6A Victoria Road


Co. Down

BT18 9BA

Tel: 07860 245324


Website: https://williamorbinson.co.uk

Primary Email: williamorbinson@planning.demon.co.uk

Primary Contact: William Orbinson

Business Category

Planning & Environmental

As Northern Ireland's first and only Senior Counsel with an exclusive specialism

in planning and related environmental law issues, William Orbinson spends his

time providing planning and environmental advice to the development community

and representing developers, the minerals industry, landowners, energy and infra-

structure providers and waste operators in major planning inquiries, development

plan inquiries, appeals, enforcement appeals, prosecutions and judicial reviews.

The sole Northern Ireland Associate of PEBA: The Specialist Bar Association for

Planning, the Environment and Local Government, Mr Orbinson is also the only

member of the Northern Ireland Bar to have qualified as a Legal Associate of the

Royal Town Planning Institute  and to be an Affiliate of the Irish Planning Institute.

A founding member, past Chair and Committee Member of the Environmental and

Planning Law Association for Northern Ireland, he is the author of the main NI texts

on planning appeals, planning policy, environmental assessment, renewable

energy, judicial review and enforcement.

Areas of work / types of services offered





Renewable energy

Strategic environmental assessment

Environmental impact assessments

Habitats Directive assessment

Judicial Review

Planning inquiries, planning appeals, enforcement appeals

Defending prosecutions

Legal advice

Planning policy analysis

Strategic project direction

Environmental licensing and permitting

Regulatory and licensing appeals

Contaminated land

Compulsory purchase and compensation

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