Inquests & Inquiries
“He is an excellent advocate, who is always approachable.”
The Legal 500
“He’s extremely mature and he’s single-minded in his approach – he never loses sight of the end goal but can adapt to situations, depending on what is thrown at him.”
Chambers & Partners
Experience & expertise
Neil is noted for his particular expertise representing medical professionals. He has also been instructed in inquests dealing with health and safety issues and has considerable experience of representing construction professionals in relation to deaths on construction sites.
Noted as “a powerful advocate and court performer”, Neil also has a wealth of experience in relation to the judicial review of coroners’ decisions and in providing coroners with legal advice regarding their powers.
Recent inquests Neil has been involved in include:
- Representing a Mental Health Trust following the death of an individual being restrained by the police.
- Representing a doctor who treated a woman with learning difficulties who died suffered an allergic reaction.
- Acting for the family following the death of an elderly relative in hospital. As a result of admissions made by the Trust at the inquest, a successful clinical negligence claim was subsequently pursued.
- Acting for a forensic medical examiner in an inquest following the death of a prisoner being held in a magistrates court who suffered a fatal alcohol related seizure.