Head of Litigation
Originally from Huddersfield, I studied law at Manchester University before completing my solicitors’ exams at the College of Law in Chester. Despite being a proud Yorkshireman I made the decision to head south in 1982 having met my wife whose family lived in the Bristol area. At the time, Swindon was described as one of the fastest growing areas in the country and I joined Bevirs as a trainee solicitor, before being taken on as an assistant solicitor and then becoming a partner in 1988.
Having started my career carrying out general dispute related work I now specialise in dealing with matrimonial financial cases (particularly ones involving businesses and pensions) and also advise clients regarding pre and post marriage Settlement Agreements. I also advise business clients on employment related matters
Having become Senior Partner in 2015 I am also actively involved in the management of firm and am also actively involved in a local business group, Business Wise, which meets weekly in Swindon.
In my leisure time I am a keen participant in many sports. Having played football and cricket for many years, I now concentrate on golf, badminton, cycling and hill walking. Having met my wife, we have lived in the Malmesbury area for the last 25 years and have a son who now works in London as an Environmental Engineer and daughter who is living and working in the French Alps with her husband.
"Stuart McNeil is a very accomplished solicitor, delivering an excellent service in the financial settlement of my daughter's divorce. It was a very difficult time and there was a considerable amount of pressure around the situation for my daughter. His skill and expertise in the financial considerations of the case ensured that my daughter had a secure financial start to the next phase of her life. I can thoroughly recommend his services in this regard. Thank you again Stuart."
"Stuart was very professional and helpful throughout. He gave me reassurance at a difficult time and ensured that the matter was resolved quickly and efficiently."