Rights of Light

Our Rights of Light Expertise

A Right to light is a form of Easements giving an owner with more than 20 year’s ownership of a building with windows a right to maintain a set level of ‘light’. Rights to light are particularly important in the development context and can often be a significant hurdle.

Disputes relating to Rights of Light, within the wider field of Easements, are a core part of Tanfield’s highly respected expertise in Real Property.

Closely linked to work on Party Walls, Easements, Developments and Boundary Disputes, whether advising on commercial or residential property disputes, members of Tanfield are known and ranked throughout the directories for work in this area.

Our Rights of Light Clients

Tanfield has an enviable reputation for Real Property work. Its clients include Local Authorities, property developers, leading Real Property law firms as well as both large and small landowners and commercial organisations.

Our Rights of Light Barristers


Philip Rainey QC

Call 1990 Silk 2010

Kerry Bretherton QC

Call 1992 Silk 2016

Christopher Heather QC

Call 1995 Silk 2017

Timothy Polli QC

Call 1997 Silk 2018

Nicholas Isaac QC

Call 1993 Silk 2019

Mark Loveday

Call 1986

Michael Buckpitt

Call 1988

Piers Harrison

Call 1997

Stuart Frame

Call 1997

Daniel Dovar

Call 1997

James Fieldsend

Call 1997

Nicola Muir

Call 1998

Rebecca Cattermole

Call 1999

Carl Fain

Call 2001

Tim Hammond

Call 2003

Jonathan Upton

Call 2004

Gemma de Cordova

Call 2006

Michael Walsh

Call 2006

Niraj Modha

Call 2010

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