Mr Neil Allen - personal details
LL.B (Hons.) (Manchester, 1998)
Barrister (Middle Temple) & Lecturer
Having read Law at Manchester University and the Inns of Court School of Law, Neil joined the University in 2003 and is a Lecturer and the Deputy Director of its Legal Advice Centre. With particular research interests in mental health and incapacity law, he has published in books and legal journals, teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and lectures psychiatric, social welfare, and legal professionals in mental capacity and mental health matters.
Neil was called to the Bar in 1999 and practises from Chambers, predominantly in the Court of Protection. His recent cases include G v E and Manchester City Council and F  EWHC 621;  EWHC 1115;  EWCA Civ 822;  EWHC 2042;  EWHC 2512 and A County Council v MB  EWHC 2508.
He also adjudicates fitness to practise hearings, is trustee of the North West Legal Support Trust and a mental health charity and has held research positions.
Neil lectures in mental health and incapacity law and in the fields of corporate manslaughter and clinical legal education. He also teaches employment law and administrative law and is Bar Liaison Officer.
In addition to running the Mental Health Act 1983 section 12 approval courses for the North West, Neil trains approved clinicians and mental health assessors for the Royal College of Psychiatrists as well as best interests assessors, supervisory bodies and managing authorities for DoLS.
Available for media interviews in relation to mental health law matters.