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

    Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2019

    The latest edition of Who's Who Legal: UK Bar has now been published and we are delighted that a... Read More

    News

    Jamie Randall discusses the recent judgment handed down in Cowan v Foreman and Ors [2019] EWHC 349 (Fam)

    On 25 February 2019, Mr Justice Mostyn handed down his judgment in Cowan v Foreman & Ors (FD18F00079), which concerned a... Read More

  • Events

    C5 Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Asia

    Location: Conrad Hong Kong Hotel, Hong Kong Read More

    Events

    KNect365 Transcontinental Trusts: International Forum

    Location: The Hamilton Princess, Bermuda 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

News & Events

  • News

    Who’s Who Legal: UK Bar 2019

    The latest edition of Who's Who Legal: UK Bar has now been published and we are delighted that a... Read More

    News

    Jamie Randall discusses the recent judgment handed down in Cowan v Foreman and Ors [2019] EWHC 349 (Fam)

    On 25 February 2019, Mr Justice Mostyn handed down his judgment in Cowan v Foreman & Ors (FD18F00079), which concerned a... Read More

  • Events

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

    Location: London 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