Neil Mercer

  • Year of Call 1988


Neil Mercer has a diverse practice encompassing cvil litigation; including personal injury, clinical negligence, family, health and safety, environment law, inquests and crime.

In personal injury he acts for both sides, often in cases involving catastrophic injuries. He is happy to settle pre-action documents, pleadings, and joint settlement conferences. He has been involved in serious head injury cases involving children. He is happy to accept CFA’s in the right cases.

Neil often acts in clinical negligence claims, frequently involving serious injuries as a result of negligence and is noted for the detail with which he approaches the medical records. He also sits a LQC at the MPTS and as a LA at the GDC, and so is familiar with the workings of the medical and dental professions.

In general civil litigation he is happy to act in a broad range of disputes and including contractual claims, civil fraud, and defamation.

He has defended companies in fatal and serious accidents again the HSE.

In family law he acts in both public law cases involving children, often in NAI and FII cases, including fatalities. He acts both for parents and local authorities.

He has appeared international cases both involving inward and outbound claims in respect of abducted children.

He is also happy to advise in financial remedies, including cases involving substantial assets.

He appears at inquests for a range of interested parties, including families, local authorities, employers, and statutory bodies.

He both defends and prosecutes serious criminal cases, usually for local authorities and is happy to give pre-charge advice. He is a grade 4 CPS prosecutor in serious crime and fraud.

Neil is an advocacy and ethics Tutor in Lincoln's Inn, where he is a Master of the Bench.  



Joint Head of Chambers and Treasurer

Master of the Bench,  Lincoln's Inn 






Family Law Bar Association
Denning Society
South Eastern Circuit


"Neil is a highly proficient advocate, ...operating at the top of his game" - Recent solicitor comment


Direct Access

Neil is accredited to accept work under Direct access, also known as Public access, in suitable cases. In order to instruct Neil on a Direct access basis, contact the clerks on +44 (0) 20 7242 6476 or at