Neil Allen

“An unflappable and incredibly intelligent junior, who has wonderful client empathy.” Legal 500, 2022
"He is especially talented in Court of Protection cases concerning mental health. He brings an interesting perspective to cases and pitches at the right level." Chambers & Partners 2022
"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.” Legal 500, 2021
“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 2020

Neil is a Barrister at 39 Essex Chambers and Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. His reported cases in the Court of Protection include Cheshire West, N v ACCG, and Re X. In addition to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, he trains Judges of the Court of Protection in England and Wales for the Judicial College, and regularly provides CPD training to a variety of audiences including health and local authorities, doctors, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists and law firms.

His published academic commentary on the Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005, and DoLS is featured in legal books and journals. As Clinical Lead for the University’s Legal Advice Centre, Neil provides and promotes the provision of free legal advice which includes his award-winning Dementia Law Clinic. His training is supplemented by his website: www.lpslaw.co.uk

“An unflappable and incredibly intelligent junior, who has wonderful client empathy.” Legal 500, 2022
"He is especially talented in Court of Protection cases concerning mental health. He brings an interesting perspective to cases and pitches at the right level." Chambers & Partners 2022
"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.” Legal 500, 2021
“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 2020

Neil is a Barrister at 39 Essex Chambers and Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. His reported cases in the Court of Protection include Cheshire West, N v ACCG, and Re X. In addition to teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, he trains Judges of the Court of Protection in England and Wales for the Judicial College, and regularly provides CPD training to a variety of audiences including health and local authorities, doctors, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists and law firms.

His published academic commentary on the Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005, and DoLS is featured in legal books and journals. As Clinical Lead for the University’s Legal Advice Centre, Neil provides and promotes the provision of free legal advice which includes his award-winning Dementia Law Clinic. His training is supplemented by his website: www.lpslaw.co.uk

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