James Neill > Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC
Landmark Chambers


James was called to the Bar in 2006. He joined Landmark Chambers from Allen & Overy, where he spent five years focussing on commercial judicial review, planning and environmental, procurement litigation and international arbitration, particularly in the renewable energy, regulated utilities and infrastructure sectors. He was ranked in Chambers & Partners 2017 as the UK star associate in public and administrative law.

His practice spans the full scope of public law, with particular expertise in planning and environmental, public procurement and State aid matters.

Prior to pupillage, James worked in the House of Lords in the Opposition Whips Office as the lead researcher in constitutional and legal affairs, working with the Shadow Front Bench and Shadow Lord Chancellor. He spent five years after graduating serving with the Coldstream Guards on a number of operational tours, during which time he trained and qualified for the Bar.


  • ALBA
  • Procurement Law Association
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • UK Constitutional Law Association


  • MA (Oxon) Classics Double First (1995 – 1999)
  • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst – 2000
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law (UWE) (Merit) (2002 – 2004)
  • Bar Vocational Course, BPP London (2004 – 2006)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Public procurement

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

James NeillLandmark ChambersJames is a hard working and dedicated barrister, who goes beyond the call of duty in assisting his clients. He quickly and comprehensively masters the documents and provides detailed advice which is easily understood by his lay clients.