OUR TEAM 

Consil is an independent firm of chartered surveyors and consultants specialising in rights to light, daylight and sunlight amenity and party wall advice. 

Our consultancy advice is tailored to suit each client's individual strategy and project. We guarantee delivery of our technical work and advice within agreed timescales and will not compromise on the delivery of our services. Our advice is direct, jargon-free and commercial. 

 

We always work collaboratively with design teams to provide commercial advice and ensure neighbourly issues are understood and managed effectively.

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PAUL SMITH

DIRECTOR

Paul has been a chartered surveyor since 2002 and was national head of building consultancy at GL Hearn from 2006 until the business was sold in 2015. Paul served on GL Hearn’s Main Board from 2011-2015.

He is a leading neighbourly matters adviser and has specialised in this area since 2000.

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Ian Smith

IAN SMITH

DIRECTOR

Ian qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2007 and has specialised in neighbourly matters since qualifying. Ian advises both developers and neighbours to development throughout London and the UK, working on a wide range of projects from residential and commercial developments to town centre regeneration and estate renewal projects. Ian worked at GL Hearn from 2007 to 2018, becoming a Director in 2014.

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IANSMITH@CONSILUK.COM

020 3154 2691

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AARON LANGLEY

DIRECTOR

Aaron is a leading Party Wall Surveyor and a respected specialist in this area. His role encompasses: 

• Administering Building Owners obligations arising under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 on several landmark schemes, including The Shard at London Bridge and 20 Fenchurch Street,

• Protecting the interests of Adjoining Owners who have been served with a party wall notice and wish to have an independent Surveyor to consider the proposals on their behalf,

• Third Party negotiations with regards to licence matters and other obligations,

• Advising developers on maximising their scheme footprint,

• Liaising with the design team to ensure the construction programme is not unduly affected by third parties,

• Specialisms: Advice on all aspects of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, Neighbourly Matters, Oversailing Licences, Schedules of Condition, Boundary Plotting, Pre-Development Third Party Obligations Advice, Advice on Monitoring (Movement, Noise, Vibration).

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MATTHEW HENSEY

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Before specialising in Rights of Light and Daylight and Sunlight, Matt worked for a firm solicitors and barristers, specialising in criminal defence, whilst he studied law at university. Matt uses this legal background and industry experience to resolve complex issues for clients by devising creative and strategic solutions, which are carefully tailored to clients' appetite for risk.

His studious approach has helped many developer clients maximise the potential of their sites and minimise exposure and costs from potential rights of light claims. He also advises and represents neighbours affected by developments. Matt has worked for some renowned developers on all sizes of developments from relatively modest schemes to large-scale urban regeneration and masterplan projects across the United Kingdom.
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DANIEL ROBERTS

SENIOR SURVEYOR

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JAMES WILLIAMSON

SENIOR SURVEYOR

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TOM BICKFORD

SENIOR SURVEYOR

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BERNARDO GOMEZ

TECHNICAL ANALYST

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JAVIER HERRERA

TECHNICAL ANALYST

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KACPER BENICEWICZ

TECHNICAL ANALYST

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ERIKA ZVIKEV

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

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CONTACT US

Unit 405, Clerkenwell Workshops

27-31 Clerkenwell Close, London. EC1R 0AT

T. 020 3154 2691