Neil is a children law specialist, and has extensive experience in all aspect of the law relating to children. His main areas of practice are care proceedings, adoption, abduction, and private law disputes within families. He represents children, Guardians and parents, and is regularly instructed by CACFASS and NYAS. He regularly represents vulnerable and disadvantaged clients.
He has extensive experience of cases involving death, non-accidental injury, factitious/fabricated illness, neglect, and the physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children. Neil has particular interest and experience in cases involving drug and alcohol issues and those involving mental health issues and personality vulnerabilities. He has great experience in cases with an international element and those involving the abduction of children (in respect of both convention and non-convention countries).
He has specialist knowledge regarding HIV-related matters, including of issues that arise in paediatric medicine.
He is considered to be an able and effective advocate and one who has an approachable and reassuring manner with lay clients.
Kind Edward’s School, Birmingham
University of Sussex (BA Law)
Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Finals)
BARBRI (California Bar Finals)
Family Law Bar Association
Bar Council Equality and Diversity Committee
State Bar of California (non-practising)
British Association for Adoption and Fostering
Association of Lawyers for Children
Attorney at Law (California) (1995)
Deputy District Judge (Civil) (2003)