Tom Halley

Tom is a director in our Cork office and has over 22 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Before joining McCutcheon Halley, Tom worked in the Cork County Council’s Planning Policy Unit where he played a key role in developing local planning policy as well as working closely with the Department of the Environment in the preparation of national planning guidelines.

Managing projects for a diverse and wide range of clients, Tom’s knowledge and experience have ensured that planning has been achieved for some of the largest housing, commercial and infrastructure projects nationally, facilitating the delivery of these schemes.

Tom has particular expertise in planning policy, development management and planning law and is regularly involved in projects that require environmental impact assessment. He also provides expert witness testimony relating to professional planning opinions for matters that are before the courts or subject to arbitration hearings. Tom has the vision and understanding to help clients realise the full potential of their property. With his expertise, projects are guided successfully through an increasingly complex planning system.

Professional Memberships:

  • Corporate Member of the Irish Planning Institute

Academic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Architecture
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Science and Geography
  • Master’s Degree, Regional and Urban Planning

Areas of Expertise:

  • Planning Policy
  • Development Management
  • Planning Law
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Arbitration Hearings