Neil Morgan, Partner at Acuity Law

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"Neil Morgan's client service level is second to none."

"Neil is my go-to. He's calm in a crisis, sees the bigger picture and always delivers spot-on advice in a timely manner."

''Neil Morgan is a joy to work with. He's always prompt with responses, he's very calm and he gets the results we hope for.''

"He provides excellent levels of prompt, reactive service, demonstrating a breadth of experience and knowledge in the field of social housing.''

''Neil totally understands the social housing sector and the issues we face. His advice is timely, efficient and practical.''

Neil Morgan

Consultant Partner
Recent Work

Neil is a highly experienced property litigation and social housing lawyer.

Having established and managed the property litigation team at a major tier 1-ranked regional firm for over 20 years, Neil has handled numerous high-profile and high-value property litigation cases during his career.

Neil is also widely recognised as one of the leading social housing lawyers in Wales, with over 30 years of experience in the field. He has founded specialist, multidisciplinary teams aimed at the public and social housing sectors, pioneering the delivery of innovative and effective solutions for this market. He led the first in-house anti-social behaviour team in a UK law firm, for example.

Neil is consistently recognised by the leading legal directories for his expertise. He is a skilled advocate, a trained mediator and was appointed as a Deputy District Judge in May 2020. He is also a board member of a housing association and Chair of its Development and Asset Management Committee.

Neil acts for private and public sector clients, including housing associations, developers, commercial and residential landlords and pension funds. His clients span the retail, food and drink and media sectors, as well as high-net-worth individuals and angel investors.

Neil is a fluent Welsh speaker.

*Neil Morgan is a Consultant at Acuity Law working on a self-employed basis*

  • Property disputes
  • Commercial litigation
  • Housing law
  • Social housing
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Acting for the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry/Companies House in defending a £3.5 million dilapidations claim by the landlord of one of its storage facilities, a case won by a margin of £3.25 million, which also went to the Court of Appeal on the question of costs
  • Acting for a national house builder in defending a village green application, a case that went to a public inquiry followed by a High Court case, which was won based on a little-known statutory provision
  • Acting for a registered social landlord in defending a claim for damages of around £1 million brought by a national developer over a boundary
  • Advising a football league club on onerous restrictive covenants affecting its proposed new stadium
  • Advising on the business tenancy aspects of a catering contract for the Principality Stadium
  • Successfully representing a private individual in a two-week Lands Tribunal case relating to a piece of land in the Gower
  • Acting for a private members club in defending a landlord’s claim for a substantial rent increase
  • Representing private individuals in defending a claim by their sibling for a share of the proceeds of land sold to a national house builder, a case settled by mediation
  • Advising/acting in numerous contentious housing management cases, including cases involving injunctions, possession, demotions, rent arrears, rent increases, succession, assignments, service charges, rights to buy or acquire, falsified tenancies
  • Advising on non-contentious housing management matters including drafting tenancy agreements, notices, policies and procedures and best practice
  • Defending several registered social landlords in complaints made to the Public Ombudsman for Wales
  • Representing local authorities and registered social landlords in defending housing disrepair claims
  • Neil is ranked as a Leading Individual in The Legal 500
  • Neil is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers and Partners
  • The Social Housing team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500
  • The Commercial Property team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500
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