Meet The Team

Ian Davison


Ian is a hugely experienced solicitor with specialist knowledge of local government and the third sector, having worked in and for those sectors for over 40 years.

This includes stints as a Chief Officer in local government, providing and managing a wide range of services, including legal, and as Monitoring Officer and Electoral Returning Officer.

In private practice, Ian has provided legal services to local authorities, charities and voluntary organisations, including advice on aspects of law and practice, representation and transactions, such as buying and selling land, contract formation and litigation.

He is legal advisor to the Surrey and Sussex Associations of Local Councils (SSALC), the Kent Association and the regional body, SERCAF, and acts as the Local Council Support Officer for the SSALC.

He also provides training services for both district and parish councils and lectures widely on local government matters, as well as contributing to the local government, open spaces and recreational leases titles of The Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, the leading work for professional practitioners.

He also finds time to volunteer with several community organisations, sing in choirs, cycle and walk his dogs.