Neale called to the Bar in 2020 after practising as a solicitor for five years. He qualified as a solicitor advocate in 2018.
As a solicitor, Neale had a busy practice dealing with a broad range of commercial disputes. His practice had a particular focus on commercial contracts, banking and finance, insolvency and professional liability litigation. He gained substantial experience of appearing in court and regularly conducted proofs and debates.
Neale won the Mike Jones Excellence in Advocacy Award in 2019.
Devilmasters: Chris Paterson, Scott Manson
2018-2019: Associate and Solicitor Advocate, DWF LLP
2016-2018: Senior Solicitor, Brodies LLP
2014-2016: Solicitor, Brodies LLP
2012-2014: Trainee Solicitor, Brodies LLP
Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (Scotland) (merit – first place), Insolvency Practitioners Association (2019)
Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (distinction – first place), University of Aberdeen (2012)
LL.B (Hons) with French Language, University of Aberdeen (2011)
Law Society of Scotland Prize for Best Student on the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice (2012)
Deloitte Revenue Law Prize (2010)