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Year of Call: 1986


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Clerk: Justin Emmett


Neil specialises in banking litigation and advising on financial transactions. He has particular experience of domestic banking transactions, having worked as part of the Lloyds Bank in-house legal team from 1987 – 1992.

His field of expertise also covers professional negligence in financial transactions, insolvency and commercial disputes. Neil has regularly presented seminars and written articles on banking and commercial law topics.

He is a former contributor to Paget’s Law of Banking and Wadsley & Penn on The Law Relating to Domestic Banking. Neil is the editor of a website of case summaries relevant to finance litigation at

  • He is regarded as a go-to for banking and insolvency litigation

    Chambers and Partners 2022
  • A true expert on banking matters who is very user friendly and a true extension of a team

    Legal 500 2021
  • Neil is very easy to work with, practical and direct." "He is just fantastic. He knows his stuff and he has a very friendly approach; nothing is too much trouble. He gets involved and gets the confidence of clients as well.

    Chambers 2019
  • He is smart, astute and technical - absolutely first-rate when acting for banks." "He's well regarded, particularly on the banking side of things, and has been a leading local genius for a long time." "He has a deep specialism in banking law that is well established and highly trusted by the most senior of clients.

    Chambers 2019
  • He is commercial and client-friendly in his approach. He is very well respected in the market, he is very reassuring and he is absolutely dependable."

    Chambers UK 2018
  • The quality of his analysis is top rate." "He's very good on technical financial work.

    Chambers UK 2018
  • He is a specialist of exceptional quality and depth.

    Chambers UK 2018
  • He is very astute, extremely detailed, focused, pragmatic and easy to deal with." "Technically very able indeed. He makes the extremely complex seem rather more straightforward than it actually is.

    Chambers UK 2017
  • Neil is an exceptional star. His offering is certainly equivalent to that in London and he is priced more in the regional market." "A very experienced senior junior who is technically very able indeed and who makes the extremely complex seem rather more straightforward than it actually is.

    Chambers UK 2017
  • He is very good and thorough, and the way he delivers advice is easy to understand.

    Chambers UK 2017

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Career and Associations

LLB (Exon)

Eastham Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn

Employed barrister, Lloyds Bank plc (1987 – 1992)

Called to the Bar (Lincolns Inn) 1986

Member of the Chancery Bar Association


Contributor to Paget’s Law of Banking (Ch 5), 1989 – 2007

Contributor to Wadsley & Penn, The Law Relating to Domestic Banking, 2000