Growing up on a remote pastoral property, Neil broke family tradition by choosing a career in the legal profession.
Neil’s practice is predominantly in the area of civil litigation with a focus on personal injuries cases. Prior to joining the independent bar he was a solicitor at Bradford & Co.
In 2013 Neil completed a Master of Laws at the University of Western Australia with his primary research area being negligence liability. He has a special interest in trial and appellate advocacy and has appeared on behalf of clients in most courts. Neil’s notable cases include New South Wales v DC  HCA 22 (led) (abuse of minors), Engine Protection Equipment Pty Ltd v Miller  WASCA 55 (workers’ compensation), Cullen v Woodside Energy Pty Ltd  WADC 56 (workers’ compensation), Gentle v Wright  WADC 63 (landlord and tenant) and Jenner v Mundrabilla Roadhouse Pty Ltd  WADC 59 (occupiers’ liability).
Neil is a member of the RSPCA’s pro bono legal panel and is the current Western Australian State President of the Australian Lawyers Alliance. Outside of work Neil is a fixed wing pilot and has ambition of mustering from the air.
Neil’s areas of practice include:
- Personal injury
- Professional negligence
- Workers compensation
- Disciplinary Tribunals
- Criminal Law
Western Australian Bar Association (elected 2014)