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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.

Legal 500 Recommendation

Neil is recognised as a Recommended Lawyer and a Rising Star in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 which states, 'Neil Davies leads a team at Lanyon Bowdler that deals with clients across the UK on a wide range of complex property and affairs matters as well as receiving instructions on an increasing number of substantial welfare cases. The department manages approximately 55 deputyships and trusts with assets of approximately £100m.

He is described as an 'important member of the practice' in the 2021 directory.

Previous published testimonials state:

"Neil Davies is exceptional in that his knowledge of minutiae, as it fits our case, and his ability to communicate with us in detail is outstanding and rapid in every respect."

"Neil Davies is very helpful."

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