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Neil HarroldPartner

Neil Harrold

A partner in the firm, Neil heads up the Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency team. He deals with all aspects of insolvent and distressed businesses, including advising insolvency practitioners, directors and senior management, secured and unsecured creditors, as well as investors looking for opportunities to regenerate businesses.

Neil was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1991, having originally been admitted as a barrister and solicitor in his native Western Australia in 1987. Neil is the first solicitor in the North East to have passed the Joint Insolvency Examination Board (JIEB) exams. He is a member of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association and The Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3). He is a former North East Regional Chair of R3.

Neil is named and recommended as a ‘Leading individual’ in his field in independently researched guides to the UK legal profession, The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Sources highlight Neil’s responsive approach: “He is very active and doesn’t wait for the clients to contact him.”

I gave a presentation to the Newcastle Business & Property Court Forum meeting on 9 March 2020 on “CVAs – Legal essentials”. The slides are available here.

For further information about Company Voluntary Arrangements, whether you are a company considering one or you are a landlord with a tenant in financial difficulties, please contact me on my details above.

Further information on the Newcastle Business and Property Court Forum website, including how to subscribe to its mailing list can be found here.


  • "Head of department Neil Harrold is regarded as a 'good operator' who gives 'sound advice'. He acts for insolvency practitioners, companies and individuals."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "Thank you for your help, I'm very grateful and happy it's all sorted... I feel like I have had a great weight lifted off my shoulders."

    - Client of Neil Harrold

  • "Neil Harrold is a proactive character, with good technical knowledge and commercially focused advice. He is particularly valued for his help in bankruptcy matters."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "Neil has strong technical knowledge of insolvency legislation. He has the ability not to lose sight of the commercial implications when advising on which course of action to take."

    - Daryl Warwick, Armstrong Watson

  • "Neil has a good technical background but looks for practical solutions to issues, where appropriate."

    - Linda Farish, RMT

  • "Neil gives clear advice and is always quick to respond to queries. I am very happy with the service he provides."

    - Client of Neil Harrold

  • "Practice head Neil Harrold has ‘excellent technical knowledge and tempers it with practical solutions'"

    - The Legal 500