Solicitor and Managing Director
Neil qualified as a Solicitor in 1987. He was a founding member of NDP back in 2007, along with his co-Director, Sukhbir Mall. Neil was shortlisted in the category of Partner of the year by the Birmingham Law Society at their prestigious awards dinner in 2017.
The now 13 strong NDP Solicitor Team and their co-workers won the Small Law Firm of the Year award, from Birmingham Law Society, 2016. They were shortlisted for the same prize in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
Neil is contagiously passionate about NDP and the well-being of its clients. Identifying the best outcomes for the clients and achieving them is what makes him tick.
Neil and the NDP Team recognise that people deal with people and that ‘clients need to be confident in us and have trust in us, before they commit to allowing us in.’
Neil has Insolvency work in his DNA. It is his passion. It’s what gets him out of bed each day. He is a member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association. He has practised in the fields of Insolvency, Restructuring, Commercial Litigation, Debt Recovery, Director Disqualification and Regulatory matters (to include, in particular, HMRC Disputes) throughout his 30+ year career. He has many reported cases across these disciplines.
Neil is a member of the Advisory Board to the leading text on Director Disqualification law and practice, ‘Mithani on Directors’ Disqualification’, the leading publication on Director Disqualification Law and Practice, recognising Neil’s expertise and experience in this field of work.
In years gone by, he was a panel Solicitor to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (‘BEIS’). He historically advised the Secretary of State on Director Disqualification cases and Policy issues for a number of years.
Neil and the NDP Team strive to, and regularly achieve, the objectives of their clients, in dealing with disputes involving disqualification claims by the Insolvency Service and in dispute with HMRC, and in Misfeasance claims from Liquidators and others. He and the NDP Team also regularly advise Liquidators of failed companies on pursuing claims and on wider insolvency law issues.
For the last 17 years, Neil has returned to his roots, advising Directors faced with Misfeasance (breach of duty) claims and Director Disqualification problems against them from company Liquidators. He is one of the country’s leading Solicitors in these specialist fields.
When not at work, Neil enjoys swimming and walking, particularly beach and cliff walking in North Wales with Mac the Spaniel aka NDP’s Stress Relief Officer.
Neil is a keen follower of most sports, particularly football, rugby and cricket. His Achilles heel is his incurable addiction to Aston Villa, about which he can (and does) bore for England!