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We have a team of experts in each of our offices across the UK and Ireland. To speak to the relevant person, either select the service below or choose the office closest to your property for local contact details.

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    • Access Consultancy
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    • Leasehold Advice
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    • Party Walls & Neighbourly Matters
    • Planned Maintenance
    • Project Management
    • Reinstatement Cost Assessments
    • Rights of Light & Daylight & Sunlight
    • Schedules of Condition
    • Service Charges
    • Technical Due Diligence
    • Tenant Alterations
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    • Welwyn Garden City
    • Winchester

Our people

Ian McKenna

Partner | Welwyn

I head up our rights of light and daylighting service and am also responsible for our Welwyn Garden City office.

What I do

I specialise in rights of light and daylight and sunlight matters and lead our wider neighbourly services, including party wall, crane oversailing and access onto private land. My work predominantly involves assisting clients and designers during the planning stages of development projects and advising on the impacts that developments will have on rights of light and daylight. This includes negotiation with affected parties to avoid potential disputes and to mitigate risk.

Changes in planning policy toward sustainability and recent high profile cases in these fields, such as the Heaney Case in which we advised the claimant, have focused the industry on opportunities and risks associated with daylight and sunlight amenity and rights of light. This is leading to an ever increasing demand for good quality and timely advice and to address this I have developed a national team of specialists to provide that advice.

Who I am

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, cycling and motorcycling.