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Introduction

Neil is a property and commercial lawyer with a chancery bias. He has extensive experience of most aspects of property law including commercial and residential landlord and tenant, enfranchisement, mortgages, LPA receivers, conveyancing, restrictive covenants, boundaries, easements, estoppel, trespass and nuisance claims, issues arising out of joint ownership, and adverse possession. He also acts in general contractual and commercial matters and has advised in charity proceedings, many professional negligence claims relating to property and numerous Inheritance Act claims.

Neil also has an extensive employment law practice covering the whole field of employment law with a particular emphasis on discrimination, unfair and wrongful dismissal, TUPE disputes and the enforcement of restrictive covenants.

 

Selected cases

  • Walia v Lim (Court of Appeal, May 2014) (whether the rights under a life insurance policy constituted part of the net estate of the deceased for the purposes of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975)
  • Lindsay v Outlook Finance Limited (High Court, Manchester, April 2014) (case concerning the validity of the appointment of a receiver)
  • Park v Cho and Seok [2014] EWHC 55 (Ch) (case concerning the need for Charity Commission authority in order to commence charity proceedings)
  • Igen v Wong [2005] ICR 931 (leading case on the burden of proof in discrimination claims. Neil acted for a successful appellant in the Court of Appeal on one of the conjoined appeals.)

Areas of Expertise

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Professional memberships

  • Property Bar Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit

Education

  • Trinity Hall, Cambridge (MA)

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