Neil is ranked in band 1 by Chambers [HNW 2018]. "He is able to summarise complex issues into the key relevant points and present them in a comprehensible manner," says an interviewee, who adds that "he engenders confidence". Another source says he "knows his stuff".
In previous additions he has been described as a "bright star," and is praised for being "a safe pair of hands" Chambers HNW [UK 2017].
Neil is also top ranked by Chambers [UK 2018]. A source comments: "He's a very personable fellow, he gives very good advice, and his capital tax knowledge is excellent".
In previous editions, clients state: "He is a very experienced lawyer and an expert in this field," notes a source, who also adds that he would "have no hesitation recommending him". He is praised for being a "very reliable and tenacious lawyer".
Neil is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2017]. He is noted alongside Jack Royall for their "experience and calm, considered approach; they are good listeners with the ability to make things happen".
In previous editions, sources note that Neil is "considerate and technically excellent", while another praises his "depth of trusts knowledge".