LLB (Hons), University of Glasgow

Dip LP, University of Glasgow

LLM, Harvard University

BCL, University of Oxford

Special interests

Company and commercial

Planning and Environmental

Professional liability and regulation

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Neil called to the Bar in 2022 after serving for three years as Law Clerk to the Lord President of the Court of Session. 

In that role, he assisted Inner House judges in appellate matters across civil law.  In particular, Neil worked on a considerable number of cases concerning each of commercial contracts, public law, planning and tax.

During devilling, Neil gained greater experience of professional and product liability, as well commercial and company law.

Neil spent 12 months of his traineeship as a solicitor in litigation teams within the Government Legal Service for Scotland, before spending a year as a qualified solicitor on secondment to the Lord President’s Private Office, Neil drafted procedural rules for civil courts and tribunals, and advised the Scottish Civil Justice Council and its sub-committees.

Finally, Neil has a particular interest in competition law, which he studied at postgraduate level.