Neill Whittaker joined Ivy Legal in June 2014 as a Planning Associate.
Neill chairs the National Association of Planning Enforcement (NAPE), is a full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI) and holds a master’s degree in Planning Policy and Practice. He is NAPE's committee representative for London & East of England and volunteers for Planning Aid.
Neill has over 14 years experience working in planning & planning enforcement, having previously managed the planning enforcement teams at Runnymede Borough Council, Hertsmere Borough Council and most recently at the London Borough of Waltham Forest.
Neill regularly competes in duathlons and triathlons and is the 2018 JLL Property Duathlon Champion. Contact Neill
Roderick joined Ivy Legal in August 2015 as a partner. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a solicitor, having previously been a partner at international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and an associate at Lovells (now Hogan Lovells).
Roderick studied at Lincoln College, Oxford and holds a degree and postgraduate qualifications in law.
A previous recipient of the Lawyer’s Hot 100 award, Roderick’s has brought his experience in managing large teams and matters to grow Ivy Legal’s integrated service.
In his spare time, Roderick is a keen musician, pilot and skier.
Ingrid Smith joined Ivy Legal in May 2016 as a Planning Associate.
Ingrid hold a Honours degree in Arts and Sciences with economics, town and regional planning as her main subjects. Ingrid has over 10 years of experience working in planning and managing a planning enforcement service, which included an extended portfolio managing a technical pollution team for over 12 months. Her achievements included multiple service improvements, increased financial independence, contributing to the award winning outcomes of the 'Beds in Sheds' project in Ealing and making full use of the powers available under POCA; winning for the Council confiscation awards in excess of £650,000.00.
In her free time Ingrid obsesses over interior design and is a keen biohacker.
Izindi Visagie has been a partner at Ivy Legal since June 2013. She previously worked as planning lawyer within local authorities and in private practice.
She qualified as a solicitor in England in 2006, has higher rights of audience (Criminal) and holds an MBA from Cass Business School. She is also a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Izindi regularly presents at conferences and is an associate with Trevor Roberts Associates.
Andy Blair joined Ivy Legal in April 2018 as an Investigator.
Andy has been working in the construction industry for over 35 years with an all-encompassing range of experience in Facilities Management, Maintenance, Building Management, Building Surveying and Site Management, working for Health Authorities, Insurance companies and the public sector.
Andy is fond of learning how to cook new recipes and then reproducing them on his weekly Vlog.
Hannah Abu-Harb joined Ivy Legal in May 2017 as a Trainee Solicitor and qualified as a solicitor in May 2019.
The Ivy Legal team is a multi-disciplinary team made up of solicitors and planners: