Director of Legal Services
I was appointed Director of Legal Services in October 2014 and am responsible for overseeing all the legal services provided by McMillan Williams, ensuring that we provide a high-quality service delivered by teams of highly motivated and talented professionals who are client focussed.
I myself specialise in Family Proceedings relating to children and have been a member of the Law Society Children Panel (Children's Representative) since September 2005 and also a member of the Association of Lawyers for Children.
I act for individuals who find themselves in unusual and distressing circumstances and deal with matters on a daily basis which most people would find inherently difficult to deal with. I do this with a sympathetic and understanding approach, and I have earned a reputation for my thorough but sensitive handling of complex and difficult cases.
I have extensive experience in all proceedings relating to children, including
I am often instructed by Guardians in Private Law Children Act Proceedings and advises professionals including adoption agencies, advocacy services and other national organisations. I act for:
I am proud to be the legal adviser to SSAFA on adoption and child protection matters.
In his spare time Neil enjoys watching a good drama; tries to watch or see Chelsea at every opportunity, and spends as much time as possible with his wife and two young children.