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Diana Wilson

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Diana prosecutes and defends in cases of serious crime and at Court Martial. She is instructed both alone and as a leading junior particularly in terrorism, gang violence and drugs cases. She is also sought out in cases involving complex legal arguments especially human rights argument, including in the High Court and on Appeal. She is particularly noted for her attention to detail when preparing large multi-handed cases and for her calm and focused approach.

Her years working internationally have given her an exceptional ability to handle large and complex cases with ease and advise at an early stage in relation to lengthy investigations. She is a recognised expert in the field of sexual violence and is often invited to speak on the subject.

Diana is an accomplished advocate who is able to vary her styles as the case needs; from being described by one of her opponents as having a calm, measured and fair approach when prosecuting, to being described by one of her instructing solicitors when defending as ‘a bulldog’.

She is a grade 4 CPS prosecutor (general crime, serious crime group and counter terrorism) as well as being on the RASSO CPS Advocate Panel.

Professional Memberships

WICL (committee member and head of the policy team), AMCA, CBA, IBA.


Speaks French

BA Hons (Law, Cantab), PGD in Law (City University)