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Neil is a highly experienced property litigation, commercial dispute resolution and social housing lawyer.

Having set up and led the property litigation team at a major regional firm for over 20 years, Neil has managed numerous high-profile and high-value cases during his career.

Neil has also pioneered the delivery of innovative and effective solutions for the social housing sector, establishing and leading multi-disciplinary social housing teams, housing management teams and the first in-house anti-social behaviour team in a UK law firm.

Consistently recognised by the leading directories of the legal profession for his expertise in both property litigation and social housing, Neil is a skilled advocate and a trained mediator.

  • Property disputes
  • Commercial litigation
  • Housing law
  • Social housing
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Acted for the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry/Companies House in defending a £3.5m dilapidations claim by the landlord of one of its storage facilities, a case won by a margin of £3.25m which also went to the Court of Appeal on the question of costs.
  • Acted 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.
  • Acted for a registered social landlord in defending a claim for damages of around £1 million brought by a national developer over a boundary.
  • Advised a football league club on onerous restrictive covenants affecting its proposed new stadium.
  • Advised on the business tenancy aspects of a catering contract for the Principality Stadium.
  • Successfully represented a private individual in a two-week Lands Tribunal case relating to a piece of land in the Gower.
  • Acted for a private members club in defending a landlord’s claim for a substantial rent increase.
  • Represented 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.
  • Advised/acted 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.
  • Advised on non-contentious housing management matters including drafting tenancy agreements, notices, policies and procedures and best practice.
  • Defended several registered social landlords in complaints made to the Public Ombudsman for Wales.
  • Represented local authorities and registered social landlords in defending housing disrepair claims.

Accolades

  • The Litigation Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500.

  • The Litigation Team is ranked Band 3 in Chambers & Partners.

Words from our clients

  • “The fantastic Neil Morgan is really knowledgeable on his subject area and nothing is too much trouble. He is always contactable and able to put forward the information and advise so it is easily understood.”

  • “The wonderful Neil Morgan is in a league of his own.”