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Neil Davies

Associate Solicitor - Head of Court of Protection Team


Neil's Teams

Court of Protection, Private Client


Profile/Experience

Neil joined Lanyon Bowdler in May 2014 from national law firm Linder Myers LLP. He originally attained an BA (Hons) in English & Drama before retraining and qualifying as a solicitor in 2005. 

Neil heads up the department and specialises in Court of Protection work and mental capacity issues affecting both the older client and those who lack the capacity to manage their affairs due to personal injury or clinical negligence. The team deal with a wide range of Court of Protection matters, including deputyships, the authorisation of gifts, property transactions and wills and contested powers of attorney.

The team is also one of the very few in the region able to advise on the management of personal injury and clinical negligence awards and act as expert witnesses on Court of Protection costs. Neil also has a particular interest in the protection of vulnerable adults against financial abuse and has successfully acted in several complex cases resulting in the removal of deputies and attorneys.

Outside of work, Neil’s interests include walking, photography, genealogy and learning Welsh.

Legal 500 Recommendation

Neil is recommended in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500.

Client Testimonials

I am extremely grateful to Stephen in the way in which he handled my case and represented me at court.

- A A, Shrewsbury

Competence and detailed legal knowledge.

- Mr S Martin & Mrs R Martin, Shrewsbury

Dealing with one person when possible. Clear, simple advice.

- Mrs S A Flynn, London

All staff were polite, efficient and professional. Advice was clear and informative. I like the fact that everyone explained legalities with clarity.

- Mrs L Draycott, Oswestry

The professionalism of the service received and the expert knowledge of the solicitor who handled my case.

- Mr K Whitelaw, Wolverhampton

Client Quotes

Easy to work with and results are better or more than we expected or were advised. The team were really helpful.

- Six Forward Ltd, Wolverhampton

A very good service - it simplified the appeal process for me considerably which went very smoothly.

- Mr P Griffiths, Telford

The use of clear modern language and presentation with legal jargon kept to a minimum where possible.

- Mr P King & Mrs D King, Prestigne

I always felt you were working in my best interests, but you didn't sugar coat or patronise me. My case was complex and I appreciated the professionalism shown and how the legal system "worked"

- Mrs J Bradford, Stafford

She replied to my emails and concerns almost immediately, including evenings and weekends!

- Mrs E Turner, Hereford

Latest Case Study

04 Oct 2018

Lady Lacking Capacity has Cash Withdrawn by Family Member

W was an elderly lady who lacked capacity to manage her financial affairs. She had been admitted to a care home follo...