Richard Wilson QC


Year of Call: 1996 Year of Silk: 2016

“He is a brilliant mind; he is very engaging and the epitome of a modern barrister… an exceptional advocate”

Chambers & Partners HNW 2017

Practice Overview

Richard Wilson QC has a practice encompassing litigation, drafting and advisory work across a wide range of traditional and commercial chancery, with a strong emphasis on trusts and probate (both contentious and non-contentious), related company and partnership law, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, tax, professional negligence and civil fraud.

Richard's work frequently involves offshore matters and issues of private international law. He has appeared in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of Gibraltar, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands and the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. He has also given expert evidence of English Law in the Royal Courts of Jersey and Guernsey. He frequently acts in cases in all of the principal offshore jurisdictions including those mentioned above, Hong Kong, Bermuda, the Bahamas and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Before commencing practice at the Bar, Richard worked as a tax consultant with Price Waterhouse.

News & Events

  • News

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2018

    “…thank you Serle Court for another interesting conference - informative and enjoyable - a great combination!” On... Read More

    News

    13 Members of Chambers are ranked in the Chambers & Partners HNW Guide 2018

    From the HNW guide (2018) Serle Court (Band 1) Serle Court is acknowledged as "an excellent set for traditional chancery... Read More

  • Events

    Knect 365 Transcontinental Trusts 2019 - Geneva

    Location: Grand Kempinski Hotel, Geneva Read More

    Events

    Richard Wilson QC to speak at the Simon Gore Contentious Probate & Estates Conference

    Location: London Read More

  • “At the top of his game.”

    Legal 500 2016
  • “He is extremely able, extremely likeable and very easy to get on with. His written work and advocacy are very good.”

    Chambers & Partners 2016
  • “He is very commercial, switched on and astute.”

    Chambers & Partners 2016

Education & Qualifications

Richard read Law at the Universities of Sheffield (LLB) and London (LLM).

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association
ACTAPS
STEP
Professional Negligence Bar Association

Seminars and Lectures

Richard lectures on a wide range of subjects. He has spoken at the Legal Week Trusts and Estates Litigation Forum on numerous occasions. He has lectured to a number of STEP branches in the UK and around the World, including the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, New York, Gibraltar and Bermuda.

News & Events

  • News

    International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2018

    “…thank you Serle Court for another interesting conference - informative and enjoyable - a great combination!” On... Read More

    News

    13 Members of Chambers are ranked in the Chambers & Partners HNW Guide 2018

    From the HNW guide (2018) Serle Court (Band 1) Serle Court is acknowledged as "an excellent set for traditional chancery... Read More

  • Events

    Serle Court International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference in New York

    Location: InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, 111 East, 48th Street, New York 10017 Read More

    Events

    STEP Half-day workshop on Trusts under Attack: onshore and offshore (Hong Kong)

    Location: General Chamber of Commerce Services Theatre, 22/F United Centre 95 Queensway Hong Kong Read More