Neil graduated from Glasgow University, initially with an MA in Mathematics and Moral Philosophy and then LL.B with an Honours degree in Jurisprudence. He has been a qualified solicitor since 1980 and has been a Partner with Mitchells Roberton since 1985. He has years of experience behind him in the Private Client field in relation to Wills, Tax planning, Executries and Trusts, including Care Cost Planning. He has longstanding interests in the law pertaining to Charities, Education, and the Church.
More recently he has gained a reputation as an expert in the Law of Incapacity, especially in relation to Powers of Attorney, and Guardianship for adults who have lost capacity. He is regularly appointed as Financial Guardian himself on referrals from three Scottish local authorities as well as private applications. He enjoys the satisfaction this challenging role affords and the support he receives from colleagues throughout the firm’s Private Client Department.
Neil embodies all the values of the firm displaying care, compassion and sympathy on matters which may be complex, and in circumstances which may be difficult. He will readily meet with clients in their homes, hospital or care homes.
In his spare time he enjoys family life and playing the piano indifferently. He is fond of visiting France on holiday.