Neal Patterson, Senior Associate Solicitor

Neal Patterson

Senior Associate Solicitor

About Neal

Neal qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and has extensive experience of commercial property, land and farms. He also has experience of dealing with charity property and charity governance.

Neal studied at the University of Dundee attaining a MA (Hons) degree in Modern History and then completing the accelerated (two year) LLB. He then completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice part time at De Montfort University whilst working in legal practice. Neal qualified as a solicitor in March 2004 and worked in private practice in Nottingham. He then spent eight years as an in-house lawyer for a charity based in Leicestershire before returning to private practice in Leicester in 2019 as Head of Commercial Property. In April 2020 Neal was promoted to Partner.

Whilst Neal’s background is as a property lawyer, he likes to approach agricultural and rural clients by taking a holistic approach and learning in depth about their business so as to provide the client with the best advice. Neal enjoys working with other rural professionals to ensure clients businesses thrive and grow. He views working for clients as a collaborative task.

Neal specialises in:

  • Farm and Land Sales and Purchases
  • Tenancy Agreements
  • Grazing Licences
  • Security and Charges including debentures and personal guarantees acting for both Lender Panels and Borrowers

Groups and bodies that Neal is a member of

  • Member of the Agricultural Law Association
  • Chair of the Leicestershire Law Society Non-Contentious Business and Regulatory Sub Board

Personal interests

Neal still plays rugby and has coached age grade rugby for over 10 years. When not playing or coaching, Neal participates in 5 and 10k running races, the odd half marathon or long-distance cycling challenge.

In quieter moments, Neal enjoys reading history books, particularly First World War, Irish and Scots history and diaspora and polar exploration.

The rest of his spare time is consumed by dreaming of owning a Land Rover/Fire Engine/Ferguson TE20 or De Lorean.

Service expertise

Farmers and Landowners

Whether you are a farmer, a landowner, a tenant or an investor, the law can have a bearing on many aspects of your personal and professional life, including property, land, assets, employment, taxes, contracts and even family issues. Based in Lincoln and York, our services originate in the country’s agricultural heartland, giving us a strong understanding of many of the challenges faced by the industry. 

Landlord & Tenant

Commercial lettings, whether you are the landlord or the tenant, can involve a myriad of complex issues when parties disagree about rights and entitlements. Even straightforward transactions can present problems if they are not properly completed. A proactive and carefully considered approach is essential.

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