Neil Stockdale

Partner, Head of Group Actions and Financial Mis-selling

Neil Stockdale Solicitor
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Neil Stockdale is a Partner and Head of Group Actions at Hugh James.

Neil and his dedicated team of specialist lawyers act on behalf of individuals across the UK in relation to group action cases across a number of sectors including; environmental nuisance and toxic tort cases, claims for property blight and interference relating to highway and airport developments, claims for industrial illness and disease cases including asbestos related illnesses as well as product liability, major accident and disaster cases.

Neil also heads up a team that specialises in handling claims for financial mis-selling relating to pension mis-selling, timeshare purchase, annuities, mortgages and insurance.

Neil and his dedicated team of specialist lawyers have acted for clients across the UK in several high profile cases include personal injury and property blight claims against major public utilities, government bodies, landfill and composting sites, and a variety of claims against private and public limited companies relating to industrial sites.

Neil has also been involved in a number of cases in the Lands Tribunal involving claims for compensation resulting from the development of airports and public highways.


  • Environmental law
  • Land compensation claims
  • Group actions
  • Human rights
  • Personal injury
  • Mediation
  • Funding
  • Financial Mis-selling


  • Howardian High School, Cardiff
  • Liverpool University (1993) 2:1
  • Chester (1994) LPC

Career history

  • Trained: Robertsons
  • Qualified: 1996
  • Partner at Hugh James:  2003
  • Head of Group Actions: 2008


Known for his expertise in group action litigation, Neil Stockdale regularly advises on nuisance actions. He recently secured judgment in favour of the claimants in a noise and artificial light nuisance claim relating to public works. One source says: “Neil is a very capable and slick operator,” while another comments on his “very thorough approach and good attention to detail.”
Chambers UK 2018

Neil Stockdale, whose ‘very effective and experienced partnership dominates the Welsh market for group litigation’
Legal 500 2017


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