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Neil Whittle

Neil Whittle

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Core Practice Area: Crime, Regulatory, Civil
Call: 2018
Middle Temple
Called to Bar of Queensland: 2002
Education: LLB (Hons) – Bond University (Queensland, Australia); Bar Transfer Test (BPP University, London)


Neil was called to the Bar in 2018 after completing the Bar Transfer Test.

Prior to relocating to the United Kingdom, Neil worked for the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions before commencing private practice at the Queensland Bar, predominantly as defence counsel encompassing criminal and regulatory matters.  Neil received regular instruction in criminal cases such as GBH with intent / wounding, ABH, robbery, burglary, arson, firearms and other cases involving serious violence to complex fraud, the production, importation and supply of Class A and B drugs, road traffic offences (including dangerous driving), appeals from the lower courts and continues to welcome instructions in such matters.  Neil also accepts instructions relating to Football Law, including FBO (Football Banning Orders) defence in all jurisdictions throughout England and Wales.

Before undertaking his law degree, Neil had a successful career in Australia as a Paramedic and in 2017 worked as a support medic in Eastern Ukraine for the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe) - Special Monitoring Mission.  His medical background is especially useful in cases involving mechanism of injury (MOI), forensic or scientific issues and medico-legal intricacies.  Neil has also commenced a civil core practice encompassing personal injury, medical and health care law and coroners law and clinical negligence.

Neil began his shortened pupillage with Devon Chambers in April 2018 and will be available to accept instructions from July 2018.