Neil is considered to be among the very best in the fields of business crime and serious crime. His achievements have been noted by the legal guides.
Notable and complicated business crime cases involving currency fraud, mortgage fraud, charity fraud and carbon credits are a regular part of Neil’s caseload. Firearms offences, drug trafficking and homicide are among the serious crime offences for which he has gained an enviable reputation.
Neil's diligent approach has seen him praised in recent editions of The Legal 500 and led to him being highlighted as an associate to watch in Chambers UK Guide. Chambers has praised his conscientious, well-organised approach as well as his rapport with clients. This year’s edition of The Legal 500 highlights Neil’s “intuitive grasp of the finer tactical points that arise in complicated cases’’ and the way he “mixes a logical and structured analysis with an experienced but creative response’’.
He has gained a reputation for mounting the strongest legal challenges. He is known for placing every aspect of a case under the most thorough examination.
His caseload has included conservation-related tax fraud cases involving hundreds of millions of pounds, major energy sector fraud cases, MTIC fraud, allegations of fraud involving well-known institutions and charities, Forex allegations and multinational investigations into investment fraud. He also represents people accused of corruption in public office and has gained praise for his work on one of the SFO’s biggest corruption cases this decade.
Neil is highly respected for his conducting of internal investigations on behalf of corporate clients. Such investigations, which are often of huge financial significance, have seen Neil enhance his reputation for being a diligent, dedicated pursuer of the facts and have made him a logical choice for complex corporate cases.
Neil is officially classed as a solicitor capable of handling the largest and highest-value business crime cases. He has been heavily involved in major, high-profile cases involving major companies and organisations around the world; including the first UK cases involving deferred prosecution agreements and the Bribery Act prosecuted by the SFO.
He is also recognised as an extremely adept leader in cases of serious crime; having achieved acquittals in cases that attracted great public interest.