Neville Hopper > Mills & Co > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Mills & Co
MILBURN HOUSE
DEAN STREET
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE1 1LE
England

Position

Neville is a director of Mills & Co. Solicitors Limited.  Neville specialises in advising upon various aspects of international trade, commodities and shipping. Neville regularly assists clients with disputes, from providing ‘firefighting’ assistance through to proceedings and enforcement. He has experience of Court litigation and arbitrations under a number of institutions, including LMAA, LCIA, ICC, GAFTA, FOSFA, LME and the Sugar Associations. His transactional experience covers a wide range of commercial agreements required in the international trading and transportation of commodities. Neville has extensive experience of preparing standard contract terms for the sale of commodities (including oil, metals, coal, grains and other soft commodities).

Career

2001-2008 Reed Smith/Richards Butler; 2008-2010 Legal Counsel, Trafigura Ltd; 2010-present Mills & Co.

Education

Neville has an Honours degree in law with French from Sheffield University.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commodities disputes

(Leading individuals)

Neville HopperMills & Co

Mills & Co is one of the few UK firms based outside of London with a presence in the commodities and international trade sector. From its offices in Newcastle upon Tyne, it focuses solely on shipping and commodities law, which sees it involved in significant commodities disputes. Its work is predominantly centred on arbitration, usually under LCIA, GAFTA or FOSFA rules. ‘For a small regional firm, it really punches above its weight on commodity disputes‘, remarks one client. The lead partners are Neville Hopper, who is ‘direct, straightforward, professional but friendly‘, and Jonathan Green.