A “lockdown” baker, proud and of his Irish heritage, whose sourdough has become famous amongst his extensive family and friends.
Neil is a chartered surveyor with over 35 years’ experience and has specialised in Rights to Light and Daylight/Sunlight amenity matters since 2000. Prior to 2000 Neil provided valuation, estate management and investment advice for a variety of clients including public sector bodies, pension funds, property companies, banks and private individuals.
This broad range of experience makes him especially well qualified to advise on rights to light as part of an effective and proactive asset management strategy.
Neil has provided rights to light and/or daylight and sunlight advice on schemes ranging from house extensions to major city centre development/regeneration projects. Projects Neil has advised on include Spinningfields, Manchester; St Johns, Manchester; Liverpool One; Paradise Circus, Birmingham and Manchester New Square. His clients include Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, Manchester City Council, Allied London, Downing Developments, Student Castle, The Pension Corporation, Nixon Homes, Henry Boot Developments, Newcastle City Council, Birmingham City Council, M & G, McLaren Developments, Igloo Developments, Muse, Urban & Civic and Kier.
Neil acts as an expert witness and acted in the landmark case of HKRUK II (CHC) v. Marcus Alexander Heaney (2010) and has frequently spoken and presented on Rights to Light issues.