Neil is a highly regarded lawyer with great experience in commercial litigation and defending claims against solicitors, accountants and surveyors. He has acted on many leading professional negligence cases, especially claims involving real estate and landlord and tenant issues, in which he has particular expertise. He is also regularly involved in disputes in many other areas of commercial life including property litigation, corporate disputes and claims in the banking and wider financial services sector. Neil's busy practice covers shareholder and joint venture disputes, tax and trust litigation, asset tracing and pensions claims. He is recommended in Legal 500 and Chambers UK for commercial litigation, banking litigation, and professional negligence.
Acting for the ground-breaking claimant in the Sebry v Companies House case, where the High Court ruled Companies House was liable for an error that forced a business into administration, the first case to argue that Companies House owed a duty of care to registered companies regarding recording of their solvency status.
Acting for majority shareholders following the misappropriation of shares for breach of contract and declaratory relief in relation to the relevant provisions of the company's articles of association.
Acting in disputes in relation to interest rate swaps.
Acting for a Jordanian company in a joint venture dispute with a Danish multinational.
Acting for the claimant in Halyvourgiki Inc v Citigroup Global Markets Ltd, the first successful case of its kind for losses caused by inaccurate financial analysis.
Acting for financial professionals caught up in negligence claims, particularly claims involving real estate issues.
Acting in a range of disciplinary proceedings against solicitors, including instructions following from SRA notifications as well as regulatory matters arising out of professional indemnity claims.