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 appears in the Court of Appeal case of Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing [2020] EWCA Civ 352

    Yesterday, the Court of Appeal handed down the judgment in the case of Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing [2020] EWCA Civ 352.... Read More

    News

    Chambers Global Guide 2020

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked as a set in 4 practice areas of the... Read More

  • Events

    Informa Connect Transcontinental Trusts: International Forum

    Location: Hamilton Princess & Beach Club Fairmont Hotel Read More

    Events

    STEP Cayman Conference 2020

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

'Judge blames 82-year-old for costly Habberfield farm inheritance row' The Times, 24 May 2019

'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 appears in the Court of Appeal case of Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing [2020] EWCA Civ 352

    Yesterday, the Court of Appeal handed down the judgment in the case of Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing [2020] EWCA Civ 352.... Read More

    News

    Chambers Global Guide 2020

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked as a set in 4 practice areas of the... Read More

  • Events

    STEP Cayman Conference 2020

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

    Events

    Serle Court 4th International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference 2019 (New York)

    Location: Rainbow Room, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York Read More