Neil Turpin was educated at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School. He worked for 22 years as a residential property lawyer for solicitors firms in Tunbridge Wells and Southampton before joining Lee Bolton Monier-Williams in 2011. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives in 1999.
Neil became Chief Clerk of the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury in May 2018. He is also senior clerk in the diocesan registries of the Bishops of Ely, Guildford, Hereford, Liverpool and Lincoln. He is a member of the Ecclesiastical Law Society and the Association of Diocesan Registry Clerks.
Neil was churchwarden and sacristan at the church St Michael the Archangel in Southampton for six years until 2012. He is married to a Church of England vicar and now lives in Salisbury. His interests include photography, foreign travel and keeping chickens.