Neil was called to the bar in 2007. Previously he worked as an actor since leaving the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1985. Neil has been at 42BR Barristers since starting his pupillage in 2008; which was predominantly focused on Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury with some Landlord and Tennant and Property work included.

Since completing pupillage Neil’s work has been split between Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence (mainly interlocutory matters), Employment, Property and Landlord and Tenant.
Neil regularly appears in fast-track and multi-track cases and undertakes a considerable amount of advisory work. He has represented clients from the County Court and the Employment Tribunal up to the Court of Appeal.

Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury Law

Clinincal Negligence 

Neil has a developing Clinical Negligence workload having recently represented a plastic surgeon in a high court claim. He is pleased to accept instructions from both claimants and defendants.

Personal Injury

The bulk of Neil’s work is Personal Injury; he regularly acts in RTA claims, Occupier’s Liability, Highway claims, and Employer’s Liability claims. Neil regularly drafts Particulars and Defences as well as Schedules.

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Employment Law

Neil has experience in cases involving: Unfair Dismissal, Wrongful Dismissal, Constructive Dismissal, Agency Workers Rights, TUPE, Disability Discrimination, Sex Discrimination, Pregnancy, Gender Reassignment, Religion and Belief, Whistle Blowing, Wage Claims, Redundancy, Pensions and Jurisdiction.

Related selected cases

  • Tayeh v Barchester Healthcare Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 29

Property Law

He represents private and public landlords in possession and disrepair claims. Whilst in pupillage he worked in-house within a local authority and advised on cases regarding: anti-social behaviour, trespass, service contracts, and disrepair.

Residential Landlord & Tenant

Possession hearings including rent arrears, anti-social behaviour, and grounds for possession under the Housing Acts 1985 and 1988. Neil also has experience of mortgage possessions and, disrepair cases. He also has had experience of successfully challenging an intentionally homeless decision.

Selected cases

  • Tayeh v Barchester Healthcare Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 29

Other Information

  • Interests include: Mountains, wilderness, cycling and boxing.

Areas of Expertise


  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama – Professional Acting
  • Birkbeck College, University of London, LLB – First Class
  • Inns of Court School of Law, BVC – Very Competent

Scholarships & Awards

  • Pearson Publications prize for Contract
  • Award for overall performance in Equity and Trusts

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Awards & Recognition

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