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141-142 High Street, Lincoln, LN5 7PJ

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Serving Lincolnshire Since 1983

Welcome to McNeil & Co in Lincoln, where we pride ourselves on providing comprehensive legal support in various areas. With expertise in criminal law, motoring offences, and military law, our dedicated team is ready to navigate the intricacies of these complex legal areas on your behalf. Trust us to provide you with the knowledgeable guidance and professional representation you deserve.

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Mark McNeil

Mark McNeil

Principal

Mark qualified as a solicitor in 2004, joined McNeil and Co in September 2016 and became a Director of the Firm in February 2020. In October 2020 he purchased the business and is now the Principal.  He is a Higher Court Advocate and as such he can represent clients from the police station through to the Supreme Court.  He has a wealth of experience in regard to all criminal offences and an enviable reputation as a passionate and persuasive advocate.  His record for helping drivers retain their licences is second to none.

Prior to joining McNeil and Co, Mark previously worked with a variety of firms within the local area.

Mark was a key member of the save Lincoln Prison campaign and was invited to Westminster to address government ministers against its closure.

When not at work Mark spends his time with his three young children.  Before studying law he graduated with a Biomedical Science Degree.

Contact him at mark.mcneil@mcneilandco.co.uk



 

Gemma Walker

Gemma Walker

Crown Court Clerk

Gemma joined McNeil and Co's Criminal Department in June 2014 as an Accredited Police Station Representative and Crown Court Clerk. Gemma qualified as a Police Station Representative in October 2008 having previously been a Crown Court Clerk. She has represented people at the police station for all types of offences ranging from theft to murder.

Outside of work Gemma spends time with her son and their joint interest in football.

Contact her at gemma.walker@mcneilandco.co.uk

Charlotte Tossell

Charlotte Tossell

Criminal Administrator

Charlotte joined the firm in 2014 as an apprentice. Charlotte is based in the Criminal Department, working closely with our solicitors to assist them in their duties. The role includes communicating with clients, both in person and on the phone and assisting solicitors in the preparation of legal documents.

Contact Charlotte on charlotte.tossell@mcneilandco.co.uk

Patrick Gardiner

Patrick Gardiner

Accounts Clerk

Patrick started at Andrew Jay & Co in 2015 initially he started out on an apprenticeship. Patrick soon displayed  enthusiasm  and a willingness to learn all aspects of the firm through administration to representing clients.  The result of which he is now an accounts clerk, deals with billing as well as assisting other departments. Patrick is spreading his wings further and is going be undertaking the Police Station Accreditation Course. If you ever have any queries or problems. Patrick will soon resolve these.

Contact him at Patrick.gardiner@mcneilandco.co.uk

Gordon Holt

Gordon Holt

Solicitor Advocate

Gordon qualified with a degree in law from Leicester University before attending the College of Law in Chester. After three years living in France he initially practised in Criminal Defence work and in Employment law in Grimsby before moving to Lincoln to concentrate on Criminal Defence. He became a Partner in his two previous firms. Gordon joined the McNeil and Co Criminal team in July 2021. Gordon appears regularly in Magistrates Courts, Courts Martial and Crown Courts, where he has Higher Rights of Advocacy, and has extensive experience and expertise across the full range of criminal cases.

Contact him at Gordon.Holt@mcneilandco.co.uk

Rachel Taylor

Rachel Taylor

Solicitor

Rachel qualified as a solicitor in 2001, having achieved 2:1 law degree at Liverpool Sir John Moores University and a distinction on the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School, and has been undertaking Criminal and Regulatory work ever since.

Rachel is a qualified duty solicitor for both police stations and courts. She provides a 24-hour service to clients detained by the police and also advises and represents those facing magistrates and crown court proceedings for any criminal offences, including criminal, motoring and regulatory offences.

She is an experienced road traffic solicitor and has a wealth of experience representing clients under investigation or having been charged with any motoring offence from the police station, magistrates court and crown court.

Rachel undertakes regulatory crime matters including health and safety prosecutions and environmental offences from investigation to criminal prosecution. She can also advise on confiscation and proceeds of crime offences.

Rachel undertakes private and publicly funded work and is able to cover all types of criminal work. 

Contact her at Rachel.Taylor@mcneilandco.co.uk

Sophie Kitching

Sophie Kitching

Solicitor

Following her law degree, Sophie continued with her studies and obtained a Masters in Criminal law with Commendation. Sophie is a qualified Duty Solicitor for both the Police Station and Court.

Sophie provides a 24-hour service to clients detained by the police and also advises and represents those facing Magistrates and Crown Court proceedings for any criminal offences, including criminal, motoring and regulatory offences.

Sophie has an attention for detail and prepares cases meticulously, she is passionate and committed to her clients.

When out of work Sophie enjoys spending time with her family, socialising with friends, and travelling.

Contact her at

sophie.kitching@mcneilandco.co.uk

Zoe Elding

Zoe Elding

Police Station Representative and Crown Court Clerk

Zoe has been representing people at both the police station and crown court for over 10 years. She is highly experienced in dealing with a wide range of offences, including murder, rape and complex fraud and drug conspiracy cases.

Zoe is very passionate about her clients and is known for being very assertive in order to obtain the right result.

When out of work, Zoe enjoys spending time with family and friends and travelling.

Contact her at

zoe.elding@mcneilandco.co.uk

Happy clients

Highly recommended solicitor Mark McNeil and the team. Always been there for me anytime of the day or night. All the Lincoln lads use him great bloke knows the law inside and out all the best for the future.

Very professional… good in all areas and situations!! High recommend best solicitor in Lincoln by fare. We love u mark

Mark McNeil has represented me for a number of years and although I no longer commit crime and need his services he has always given 110 percent and always advised me in the best way possible the man is a legend
I’d advise anybody to use this company not just for the fact that mark and his team are professional and efficient they also have a personal touch that makes you feel like more than just someone they’re earning money from mark has seen me through alot of hard times and can honestly say he has seen me grow from a young dumb criminal into a man with a home job and a Mrs he always gives his all and makes you feel like a human rather than a criminal always there when needed and goes the extra mile to make your situation easier and he will never lie always gives it to you straight so there’s no nasty surprises. He’s compassionate caring and will fight your corner with everything he knows.

Have done a great job every time I have used them, I have and carry on recommending them

Used Mark on numerous occasions and always been professional, friendly and so helpful. He really does know his stuff and goes above and beyond to help you. Would never use anyone else. Hes not failed me yet.

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We are based in Lincoln and are happy to serve the whole of Lincolnshire.

141-142 High Street, Lincoln LN5 7PJ

01522 539111

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