Managing Partner: Mike Parker
Number of partners: 30
Number of lawyers: 81
Ranked as one of the top private client and charity law firms in the country, the firm’s almost 300-year heritage, combined with lawyers who are recognised leaders in their fields, enables Wilsons to provide a unique combination of skills and experience to clients. Its lawyers are dedicated to ensuring a detailed understanding of clients’ interests and a seamless working relationship across the different specialties of the practice.
Main Areas Of Practice:
Tax & Trusts
Probate & Estate Administration
Court of Protection
Wills & Trusts Disputes
Corporate & Commercial
The firm acts for clients with business interests, landed and inherited wealth, foreign domiciliaries, UK and offshore trustees and non-resident individuals with links to the UK. Services include tax planning, estate and succession planning, asset structuring, UK and offshore trust information and advice, wills and trusts and estate administration and probates and intestacies valued at up to £50m.
The team’s expertise ranges from pre-nuptial agreements and civil partnerships to divorce, children’s arrangements and surrogacy law.
Wilsons has one of the most highly ranked teams in the UK. The firm advises on the complete range of legal needs and have a particular specialism in contentious and non-contentious legacy work. The constitutional and governance team has considerable expertise in advising military charities and the charitable care sector.
Wilsons’ rural team has a practice centred on the needs of rural business and landowners. These include complex sales and purchases, development options for landowners, grants and diversification advice and property litigation, including landlord and tenant, partnership matters, boundary, title and rights of way disputes.
The commercial team specialises in employment, commercial property and corporate work. Corporate work focuses on commercial tax and asset planning, transactions and refinancing.
Clients have substantial commercial, agricultural and residential property interests and the firm advises on purchasing, letting and sales.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
Wilsons has one of the largest teams outside London. The firm advises clients on a wide range of contentious matters to provide an efficient and effective means of dispute resolution. In addition to its expertise in agricultural and probate disputes, the firm has specialists who can advise on all aspects of commercial dispute claims and reputation management.