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Neil Allerton

Called Called in 2016
Admitted as a Solicitor in 1982



About Neil Allerton

Neil qualified as a Solicitor in 1982 and worked in private practice until transferring to the Bar in 2016.

He began his career specialising initially in Family and Criminal Law. However he quickly focused his practice to work solely in the field of Child Care and Family Law.  As a solicitor he was a founding member of the Duty Solicitor Scheme and a member of the Law Society Children Panel from 1990 until 2016.  

Neil primarily undertakes work in children cases specialising in both Public Law and Private Law work. 

In Public Law Care Proceedings he frequently represents parents, grandparents and children and has also represented Local Authorities, particularly in the conduct of urgent Applications.

He has frequently been instructed as agent by other Solicitors, due to his expertise and ability to analyse detailed information speedily and provide detailed advice to clients. 

Personal Details

Education: Manchester University LLB (Hons)
Professional Associations: Law Society Children Panel 1990 to 2016 Resolution Accredited Specialist (Family Law) 2011 - 2016

Specialist Practice Areas

Recently Concluded Cases

Neil has dealt with a number of very complex cases both as instructing Solicitor and Advocate, particularly in the Public Law arena.  Examples include:-

Re T: Representation of the father of a child taken to Ashworth Special Hospital on numerous occasions for the gratification of sex offenders.  This case ultimately led to Fallon enquiry as to the running of the hospital.

Re R: Representation of a grandmother accused of being involved in the poisoning of her daughter-in-law resulting in a very lengthy Finding of Fact hearing.

Re R: Representation of a mother in both a Finding of Fact and disposal hearing where it is alleged that she had killed one of her children by smothering.

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