Neil Davies.

Partner.

Assistant: Danielle Lloyd
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Neil is recognised as a Next Generation Partner in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500. Neil is a member of the Association of Lifetime Lawyers.

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Profile / Experience

Profile / Experience

Neil is a partner and head of the Court of Protection Department. He 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 deals with a wide range of Court of Protection matters, including deputyships, the authorisation of gifts, property transactions and wills and contested powers of attorney, as well as an increasing number of health and welfare applications, advising individuals and care providers.

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.

Neil is a member of the Court of Protection Practitioners’ Association, the Professional Deputies Forum and the STEP Mental Capacity Special Interest Group and is a Full Accredited Member of the Association of Lifetime Lawyers, one of the most qualified lawyers in the country supporting older and vulnerable people.

Neil is recognised as a Next Generation Partner in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500 which states: ‘Neil Davies heads the court of protection department. Led by Neil Davies, the deputyship team at Lanyon Bowdler is praised for its ‘strength in depth’ and being ‘a safe pair of hands’. The practice deals with a range of complex property and affairs matters, as well as receiving instructions on welfare cases. The department manages approximately 60 deputyships and trusts with assets in excess of £120m.’

Testimonials from the 2024 edition of The Legal 500:

‘Neil Davis is very experienced and approachable. He always has the clients’ best interests at the heart of his work’.

‘I think the team members are friendly and approachable which is an important feature for professionals, clients and their families. Neil always makes himself available for zoom meetings and contribute to discussions constructively’.

‘Neil Davies is calm and professional in his approach and is always clear and concise in his feedback regarding CoP matters. He is very clear about the information he would need to see in order to consider a purchase and is thorough in his feedback if declined’.

‘I have worked with Neil Davies Partner at Lanyon Bowdler. The qualities that stood out for me were as follows. They are approachable and available when a client is in need urgently. Understanding changes that present with clients’ needs. Ability to engage with difficult families’.

‘Neil Davies has been a fantastic Deputy for my son’s case. He is always supportive of my son’s needs and ours as a family. He goes out of his way to deal with issues to take the stress away from us.

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.

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

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Neil Davies is always great to deal with. He is personable and easy to get along with.

Sharon Morris
Shropshire
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Lanyon Bowdler Featured on the Shropshire Live Website • 21 Mar 2024
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Lady Lacking Capacity has Cash Withdrawn by Family Member

It was not necessary to prove the actual fraud by the cousin; merely that he had taken advantage of a vulnerable person....
Neil Davies • 26 Feb 2024
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Lady Financially Abused by Son

J’s brother was concerned that J’s Will, made several years ago, left her estate entirely to her son, which was thou...
Neil Davies • 26 Feb 2024
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Successful Application for Contract to be Terminated

The previous solicitors who had settled a personal injury claim did not have sufficient expertise in Court of Protection...
Neil Davies • 26 Feb 2024
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Neil and Edward Rip Into & Expose the New Powers of Attorney Act

Edward and Neil are reunited (and it feels so good)! They rip into the Powers of Attorney Act 2023, and manage to find p...
Published • 05 Feb 2024
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Mental Capacity: Accessing Accounts Without a Court Order – The End Of The Road?

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Neil Davies • 28 Mar 2023
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Why it Pays to take Proper Legal Advice – The DARKER side of Private Client & Court of Protection – Edward Rees and Neil Davies

Discussing the importance of good legal advice in relation to Court of Protection, LPA's,  wills, and estate administra...
Published • 02 May 2022
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Deputyships and The Supervision of the OPG

The role of the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is to protect anyone who lacks the mental capacity to make fina...
Neil Davies • 15 Feb 2022
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Mental Capacity: A Person‘s Ability to Make Their Own Decisions – Neil Davies & Lucy Speed

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Published • 25 Oct 2021
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Lucy Speed
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Court of Protection
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Court of Protection
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Court of Protection
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Matte Brasenell
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