Described in Chambers UK as ‘an outstanding advocate of construction and contract law’, Neil specialises in advising employers, contractors, subcontractors, consultants, suppliers and their insurers in the construction sector. Reflecting his involvement in the Construction Sector, Neil was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2007 and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) in 2012.
In April 2016, the Chartered Institute of Building presented Neil with its Open Award for services to the Construction industry. Neil is a past Chairman of the Scottish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and Convener of the Adjudication Society, Scottish Region.
Neil was inducted to the Legal 500's Hall of Fame in 2018.
'Neil Kelly has been there and done it, when it comes to construction disputes. He has massive experience in this area, and has a very high market reputation to match. Neil always goes the extra mile for the client, and is someone you want on your side – and not as an opponent. His detailed knowledge of the law in this sphere, and his knowledge of the sector as a whole, are hard to beat.'Legal 500
"He has a forensic brain and will test a client's case to the absolute limit, identifying any weaknesses and suggesting a way forward."Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
"He has a depth of knowledge few people can rival."Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
"He is an exceptionally talented lawyer. He gets to the core of the issues very quickly. He is very good at giving clients different options on what they should and shouldn't do and is not scared to give his opinion, backed up by reason and logic."Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
"A legend in construction"Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
"Neil Kelly rarely needs to check things. The knowledge he possesses is outstanding."Legal 500
"Excellent communicator"Legal 500
"He is incredibly knowledgeable and confident - I was really pleased he was on our side."Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession
"Valued by clients for his excellent all-round legal experience and knowledge."Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession