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Neil Davies

Partner - Head of Court of Protection Team

Neil's Teams

Court of Protection


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 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.

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


Listen here to Neil giving an insight into the Court of Protection. You'll hear a segment about the history of the court, and the use of archaic terms that lasted centuries. The Britney Spears case is also discussed and how this would have been dealt with differently in the UK.

In this episode Neil talks about the importance of good legal advice in relation to The Court of Protection, Lasting Powers of Attorney, wills, and estate administration.

Legal 500 Recommendation

Neil is recognised as a Next Generation Partner in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500 which states: 'the team deals with a range of complex property and affairs matters as well as receiving an increasing number of instructions on contested welfare cases and the transfer of deputyships from other firms. The department manages approximately 60 deputyships and trusts with assets in excess of £100m under the leadership of Neil Davies.'


‘Neil is a very calm and calming personality, extremely affable and very much with the human touch. This belies a true lawyer’s brain. He fights his client’s corner tenaciously, drawing on vast experience and expertise to deliver extremely high quality work‘.

‘Neil Davies is a caring and compassionate Deputy. He is dedicated to ensuring his clients are able to engage in activities and experiences that are meaningful to them’.

Client Testimonials

Neil has been amazing and supportive with our family. We can't thank him enough. I would recommend to anyone looking for a professional person to assist them. Extremely supportive and understanding always made things clear and gave the best advice for our case. Outstanding and amazing service. Thank you. 

- S Richards

Neil always manages to go above and beyond to help however if he can't help for such reason it is always explained in detail.

- J Garratt-Trafene

Neil is very professional and supportive.

- Rachael Derbyshire

Incredibly easy to work with, I feel like we have a team approach when we work together to solve quite complex scenarios.

- Rachel Dodwell

Was really pleased to see that Neil was made a partner in the last 12 months. If I am honest I thought he was a partner already which probably says something about how he goes about his work.

- Stephen Farnfield