Neil is also developing a busy and varied practice in both Claimant and Defendant personal injury work. Neil welcomes instructions in a wide range of matters from road traffic accidents, occupiers liability, Highways Act, long-term disability, fatal accidents, psychiatric injury, assault/abuse and disease. With a keen eye for trial tactics, Neil welcomes being involved in cases from an early stage, whether that be drafting pleadings/defences, interim applications or advising on quantum.
With over 15 years experience of conducting complex trials, Neil has a particular skill for witness handling and robust advocacy in liability trials. Neil has a particular interest in cases pertaining to fraud, malingering and exaggerated claims.
Neil has been instructed to deal with difficult interlocutory applications, such as relief from sanctions, setting aside and default judgements where careful and persuasive written and oral advocacy is required. Neil has combined his experience of high-level investigations and defence work with his personal injury practice to develop a particular specialism in pleading and establishing fraud. Neil has particular expertise in cases concerning the investigation and defence of allegations of historic physical and sexual abuse. He is often instructed in cases that involve the analysis of voluminous Social Services/Local Authority, School and Medical records.
Neil undertakes complex Fast Track and Multi-Track work.