Neil practises almost exclusively in the specialist business courts (Mercantile, Chancery and TCC) in Manchester, Leeds & Liverpool, in London and on appeal from those courts. He specialises in commercial and chancery litigation, and is frequently instructed in urgent interim applications. His practice includes all types of business, company and shareholder disputes, insolvency, partnership, commercial fraud, sports law, and associated professional negligence. Recent cases include: Ticket2Final OU v Wigan Athletic AFC  (Ch) successfully defended claim for fraud, McGill v SEM & Bolton Wanderers FC & others  (Merc), successfully defending claims of fraud & conspiracy by football agent on behalf of club, officers and employees; R (May) v CIMA  EWHC 1574 (Admin), successful application to quash finding of professional misconduct arising out of a charge of misuse of confidential information; Smith v Butler  BCC 645 (CA),  1 BCLC 444, successfully defending interests of chairman and majority shareholder against unauthorised action by MD.
University: Oxford (Pembroke College); Degree: Jurisprudence (MA); Called: 1982 (Grays Inn).
Northern Chancery Bar Association, Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association, Chancery Bar Association, Professional Negligence Bar Association, Bar Pro Bono Panel.