• Experience
    • Neil joined Birketts in 2005. He is a partner in our agriculture and estates team.

      Neil acts for a varied client base which includes private individuals, estates, charities and business proprietors. He has considerable expertise in capital tax and estate planning, wills, trust and agricultural work, including advising on the acquisition and disposal of a number of multi-million pound farms and estates, the restructuring of numerous UK based private trusts with associated capital tax advice and private tax and estate planning advice.  Neil has over 25 years experience acting as a trustee of, and providing advice to, a range of registered charities. Prior to joining Birketts, Neil worked at a large international law firm where he led the national agricultural law team.  Neil is also a partner in a family farming business.

      Neil is based at our Norwich office.

  • More information
    • Neil is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2015]. Clients in earlier editions say he has "good understanding of the issues and depth of knowledge" and he “combines technical excellence with great communication skills”.

      Neil is ranked in Chambers [UK 2017]. A source comments: "He is very experiences’ a wise head. He knows what he is doing and has a good client base.”

      Neil is also top ranked by Chambers [UK 2017] for his work with private clients, with sources noting that “he is a very experienced lawyer and an expert in his field."  Another source adds that he would "have no hesitation recommending him."  He is praised for being a "very reliable and tenacious lawyer."

      Recommended Legal 500 2016     

      he Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners