I am Head of Neighbourly Matters, which is a specialist area of Surveying that involves the resolution of disputes (or avoidance of potential disputes) between the owners/occupiers of neighbouring properties. This includes dealing with instructions relating to Party Wall Matters, Boundary Disputes (+ rights of way/easements), Rights of Light, and Access to Neighbouring Land, over-sailing, high hedges etc..
I qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor and Chartered Building Engineer in 2013. I have a vast array of knowledge and experience in defect diagnosis surveying and running architectural projects, from conception through construction; including obtaining necessary statutory (Planning & Building Regulations) approvals. Most of my early career was spent in private practice in Southport working on various residential and commercial properties for private clients and dealing with large scale dilapidations and regeneration projects for a large practice in Liverpool. From this varied experience, I gained an appetite for Neighbourly Law and now focus much of my time in dealing with Neighbourly Matters instructions.
I am a Fellow of the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors, and listed by the Faculty to take referrals as Third Surveyor. I am also an active member of the North West committee for the Pyramus & Thisbe Club for Party Wall professionals.
I sit on the RICS panel as an ‘APC Assessor’ examining surveyors who wish to become Chartered. I also provide the role of In-House Supervisor to our Graduate / Trainee Building Surveyors, and volunteer on the RICS ‘APC Mentor’ programme mentoring and coaching APC candidates from other firms.