Neil qualified as a solicitor in 1981. Since that time he has practised almost exclusively in the field of personal injury litigation. He has been the managing partner of GLP Solicitors of Bury, Greater Manchester since 1999.

Neil has experience of all types of personal injury work. He is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel. In addition, he is an APIL Fellow and Executive Committee member, a member of Headway, a former APIL delegate to the Bodily Injury Claims Management Association, and a member of APIL’s sub-committee on rehabilitation. He also participates in the development of APIL’s competency standards

He has a special interest in the presentation of claims to the CICA on behalf of shaken babies who have suffered catastrophic brain damage. In 2010 he represented a client who is understood to have received the highest award ever made under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. He received a commendation for his work in the UNICEF Child Rights Lawyer of the Year Awards 2001.

A contributor to a major legal text on the handling of serious personal injury claims, Neil is also an updating author to Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service. He has lectured widely to a variety of groups on the topic of personal injury and has written and presented at APIL conferences and on APIL training courses.

Neil was appointed as a Tribunal Judge to the First Tier Tribunal of the Social Entitlement Chamber in 2011

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  • Year Qualified



    Law Society Personal Injury Panel, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, Law Society


    LLB (Hons) Manchester