Neil’s practice covers a broad range of Estates and Trusts with experience of Inheritance Act claims, will challenges and advising on the construction of wills. He has also advised as to the appropriate settlement of Estates to parties.
Neil strives to deliver both to his professional and lay clients and prides himself on his ability to build a good rapport with those whom he represents. He has had exposure to a wide variety of court work and tribunals, which provides him with a strong practical base and substantial advocacy experience in this area.
Adopting a no-nonsense, common sense approach Neil is a firm believer in a professional, clear and practical approach and getting direct to the heart of the matter, both in conferences and at Court. Thus, he likes to adopt a “hands-on” approach to cases both pre and post-issue by arranging conferences with clients (both professional and lay clients) early to discuss matters such as the merits of the case, to assess the credibility of witnesses and to offer practical advice on how the case should progress, in particular procedures and evidence.
Neil is also an Advocacy Tutor and Teacher for Lincoln’s Inn, the Bar of Ireland, at the ICC in The Hague and at a member of the Faculty at the International Advanced Advocacy Course at Keble College, Oxford. He is also an Accredited Mediator and a Fellow of the Institute of CPD (managed by the RICS).
Neil is also fully qualified in obtaining instructions, providing advice and going to court on a Direct Access basis.
Outside of the law, Neil has a keen interest in sport and in particular skiing, cricket and hockey. He is a qualified England Hockey Level 3 coach and umpire.
Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn
Fellow of the Institute of CPD
Member of The Personal Finance Society and The Chartered Insurance Institute