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

    Richard Wilson QC Advocate of the Year at the STEP Private Client Awards 2019

    Congratulations to Richard Wilson QC for winning 'Advocate of the Year' at the 14th Annual STEP Private Client... Read More

    News

    Legal Week Private Client Global Elite 2019

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that Frank Hinks QC, Dominic Dowley QC, Richard Wilson QC, and Dakis Hagen QC,... Read More

  • Events

    STEP Cayman Conference 2020

    Location: Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman Hotel, Seven Mile Beach, KY1-1209, Cayman Islands Read More

    Events

    Simon Gore “Dealing with Trusts in Divorce”

    Location: Central London - TBC 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.

In the Press

'What to consider when looking at assisted suicide' Financial Times Adviser, 17 April 2019

Awards

STEP Private Client Awards

Advocate of the Year

News & Events

  • News

    Richard Wilson QC Advocate of the Year at the STEP Private Client Awards 2019

    Congratulations to Richard Wilson QC for winning 'Advocate of the Year' at the 14th Annual STEP Private Client... Read More

    News

    Legal Week Private Client Global Elite 2019

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that Frank Hinks QC, Dominic Dowley QC, Richard Wilson QC, and Dakis Hagen QC,... Read More

  • Events

    1975 Act Breakfast Seminar

    Location: 6 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, WC2A 3QS Read More

    Events

    C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Asia

    Location: Conrad Hong Kong Hotel, Hong Kong Read More