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EMILY NEILL

Year of Call: 2012

Main Areas of Practice

Administrative Law or Judicial Review
Commercial Law
Human Rights
Public Inquiries

Biography

Emily trained and commenced practice in England in 2008 but returned to NI and the Bar Library. She has a broad commercial and administrative law practice, ranging from high value commercial claims to public interest judicial reviews. She has consistently been ranked as a Leading Junior in multiple categories in the independent legal directories and regularly appears in high value litigation (being instructed in 3 of The Lawyer’s Top 20 cases 2017-18).

Emily’s EU and cross-jurisdictional expertise (actively practising in England, NI and Dublin) is of particular value in the context of Brexit and in utilities and procurement.

She is ranked as Legal 500 Leading Junior in Procurement, EU and Competition Law, as Chambers UK Leading Junior in Telecommunications and Competition Law and as Leading Junior in Competition Law by Chambers Global.

Independent directory descriptions include: “Smart, commercial and a pleasure to work with” (2016); “One to watch” (2017); “Fantastically bright” (2018); “Really client-friendly, very astute, very commercial, very responsive” (2020); “Extremely intelligent and across all of the factual and legal detail of the case” (2020).

Experience

Notable recent cases in which Emily has appeared include:

Further information about experience in each of Emily’s various practice areas (in NI, England and ROI) is available here:

Publications