Neil Whittle



Called to bar of Queensland: 2002


Civil Law


Middle Temple


LLB (Hons) – Bond University (Queensland, Australia); Bar Transfer Test (BPP University, London)

Neil joined Kings Bench Chambers as a tenant in August 2019

Neil was called to the Bar of Queensland, Australia in 2002 and in 2018 he was called to the Bar of England and Wales after completing the Bar Transfer Test.

Neil accepts instructions in the following core practice area:


Credit Hire

Neil is appointed to panels operated by CHOs (Credit Hire Organisations) and/or leading insurance companies and regularly appears for both Claimants and Defendants at all levels of credit hire litigation, ranging from small claims hearings to multi track trials. 

Neil has experience of dealing with the full range of issues which frequently arise in credit hire cases, including the enforceability of credit hire agreements, regulatory compliance, intervention and to the more basic arguments relating to need, period, impecuniosity, collision damage waivers and basic hire rates evidence.

Neil continues to extend his knowledge of technical credit hire arguments, including those arising from the most recent cases and has a good practical knowledge of this area of law.  Neil keeps himself up to date with all new developments and is sensitive to the commercial reality of credit hire claims for both claimants and defendants.

He accepts instructions for court hearings on liability, quantum, oral applications and CCMCs all relating to credit hire and personal injury claims.

Public Access

Neil accepts instructions under the Direct / Public Access Scheme.

Neil is a registered public access barrister who can assist with advice, drafting and representation. Cost effective, early advice, quick resolution. If your case is not suitable for public access, Neil can help you find a suitable solicitor who can assist.

Terms of business

Mr. Whittle’s terms of business are the Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services by Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 or such other terms as have been agreed. A copy of the standard terms can be downloaded using the following link.

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