Neil was called to the bar in 2007. Previously he worked in as an actor since leaving the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1985. Neil has been at 42 Bedford Row 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.
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.
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.