Biography

Neil has more than twenty years of experience advising on transactional and procurement arrangements for engineering and development projects.  He advises all parties involved in development projects including developers, contractors, sub-contractors, consultants, funders, purchasers, tenants and occupiers and has advised on a wide range of projects across all sectors including commercial, retail, residential, education, leisure, hotels, student accommodation, energy and industrial.  He also advises on the resolution of disputes including court and adjudication proceedings. 

Neil is highly-regarded in the property and construction sector and is recommended by Chambers and Partners as being “one to watch” and the Legal 500, who identify him as one of the next generation of lawyers of note.

Expertise and Past Cases

Some examples of the projects that Neil has advised on include:

  • advising the developer on Network Rail’s Quadrant:MK in Milton Keynes
  • advising on the development of No.1 Spinningfields in Manchester
  • the redevelopment and sale of Festival Place shopping centre in Basingstoke
  • the redevelopment of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford,
  • the conversion of the Chiltern Street Fire Station in London into a boutique hotel and restaurant
  • the Royal School of Military Engineering PPP project
  • Brownsfield Mill in Manchester.

History

Neil has a first degree in mechanical engineering from Leeds University and started his career as an engineer before he qualified as a solicitor in 2004 in London.  He moved back to Manchester at the end of 2005 and joined Myerson in 2018 having spent time at Addleshaw Goddard, Weightmans and Shoosmiths.