Neil AllenLPS

Legal500 2021:


Neil’s knowledge of the whole span of mental health, community care and public law is comprehensive. He applies that knowledge with great judgement and one never doubts his analysis. He is excellent on the papers, as he is on his feet.


Chambers & Partners 2020:


He's very academically on the ball, knows the law very well and is a very good advocate. He is incredibly helpful, very responsive, fantastically knowledgeable and hugely respected in the Court of Protection world.



Legal500 2020:


Incredible intellectual abilities; not in the least phased at the prospect of having to appear before the senior courts on complex matters, at short notice.


Chambers & Partners 2019:


He brings a really great and broad perspective to cases thanks to his academic background. He has an excellent technical understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and community care law, and he is very good at dealing with both lay and professional clients.



Legal500 2019:


Has an encyclopaedic knowledge of all things CoP, but also very likeable and pragmatic.



Chambers & Partners 2018:


He brings a really great and broad perspective to cases thanks to his academic background. He has an excellent technical understanding of the Mental Capacity Act and community care law, and he is very good at dealing with both lay and professional clients.



Chambers & Partners 2017:


Excels at Court of Protection work that involves deprivation of liberty and other human rights issues. Peers point out his academic excellence as a distinguishing characteristic, citing his role as lecturer in Clinical Legal Education at the University of Manchester. His academic excellence in this field is a real strength, and he's brilliant. His ability to quickly identify those issues which may cause difficulties makes him a very helpful advocate. The level of his ability is beyond his years of call.



Chambers & Partners 2016:


Intelligent and thorough, he offers an academic but accessible and rights-based approach to complex welfare cases. An excellent communicator and reliable source of support and expertise for the firm and clients alike. He's always willing to delve deeper into broader issues and readily offers insight into exceptionally complex issues.



Chambers & Partners 2015:


He's an excellent communicator. Very academic and extremely learned on the history of the law and its development. He is also fantastically approachable.



Chambers & Partners 2014:


He is highly respected by the Official Solicitor. He has a thoughtful, analytical approach to cases and an amazing eye for detail. What he doesn’t know about deprivation of liberty isn’t worth knowing.






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