Craig Neilson > Dentons > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration


Craig is a partner and solicitor-advocate in the Litigation and Arbitration practice in Dentons’ London office.

In addition to his general commercial disputes practice, Craig focuses on financial services litigation and regulation, with his work including High Court litigation, FCA investigations and enforcement proceedings, and advising clients on regulatory developments that impact upon their businesses. He has a particular interest in FinTech and payments law and sits on the advisory panel of the Association of Foreign Exchange and Payment Companies.

Craig also has an interest in disputes involving technology more widely, and has acted extensively in litigation involving cyberattacks and data privacy issues, many of which have involved coordinating action across multiple jurisdictions.


Trained Maclay Murray & Spens LLP; qualified in Scotland 2005, England and Wales 2008; partner 2014.


Financial Services Lawyers Association; London Solicitors Litigation Association.


University of Edinburgh (2001 LLB (Hons), 2002 (Dip LP)); University of Toronto (2003 LLM).


Reading; film; golf; running.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation

At Dentons, the litigation practice has a track record handling public enquiries, cross-border disputes and insolvency-related work, and is led by Douglas Blyth from Glasgow. The team is active in the energy, transport and financial services sectors and advises on a range of complex disputes, including contracts and shareholder disputes – Malcolm Gunnyeon is recommended here. Other key contacts include Fiona MacGregor, who joined as Counsel from Pinsent Masons LLP, adding to the groups complex property litigation offering. Solicitor advocate Craig Neilson, who is based in the firm’s London office, will now work between London and Scotland. Elsewhere, Gareth Hale left to join Brodies LLP.