Michael Neill is Head of both the Restructuring & Insolvency and Litigation Departments and is Head of A&L Goodbody's Belfast office.
Michael specialises in all areas of business recovery work, which includes advising local and national insolvency practitioners, major banks and other creditors. Michael also conducts a wide variety of financial services, fraud and insolvency-related litigation acting on behalf of financial institutions including life, property, pension and investment companies. He has also acted for banks, companies, creditors and insolvency practitioners in the majority of high profile corporate failures in Northern Ireland in recent years.
"An analytical, methodical lawyer who is highly respected by clients." (Chambers UK 2017)
"Clients praise his skilled navigation of deals…he possesses the technical knowledge to consider all options…he provides pin-sharp, wholly practical advice. He has an excellent practice." (Chambers UK 2016)
"Well-prepared and astute practitioner, with a commercial approach that suits the business objectives of his clients", "brilliant - no question…he's commercial, and good at communicating complex issues in an easy-to-understand way." (Chambers UK 2015)
"A fantastic presence with a top-notch technical knowledge and ability to balance the technical aspects with a commercial approach." (Chambers UK 2014)
Michael is a member of the Law Society of Northern Ireland (1997) and sits on the Law Society Finance Committee. He is the current chairman of R3 (The Association of Business Recovery Professionals) for the Northern Ireland region. Michael has professional I and II qualifications from the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He also writes extensively in the areas of corporate recovery and insolvency.