Neil started his legal career in 2002 when he joined London-based firm Bristows, specializing in intellectual property law. He moved in 2007 to Chicago, USA, obtaining his Juris Doctor from Northwestern University while working at the IP specialist firm, Banner & Witcoff, where he subsequently became a partner. In 2012, Neil returned to the UK to join Powell Gilbert LLP, continuing to specialize in patent litigation and advisory work in both high-tech and life sciences fields.
Neil joined the Mundipharma network in May 2015 as Director of European IP Strategy, moving quickly to Chief International IP Counsel.
Prior to studying law, Neil was awarded a PhD in biotechnology in 2001 from Cambridge University, UK, and he also holds a degree in molecular biology and biochemistry from Durham University, UK.
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