36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082
5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123
Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570
Clerked by:Colin Griffin
His practice covers land and landlord and tenant law (including insolvency aspects), with a bias towards commercial and development work. He also has experience of agricultural and equine property disputes, and he frequently deals with valuation expert evidence. Wilson’s clients include national developers, central and local government departments, national pub operators and diverse tenant operators. A significant proportion of his work is dealt with in arbitration and expert determination, and he is experienced in challenging these decisions.
Significant Reported Cases
Gladman Developments Limited v Sutton and others  EWHC 1596 (Ch) – whether a binding promotion agreement had been entered into.
Walton Homes Limited v Staffordshire County Council  1 P & CR 137, appeal  EWCA Civ 696 - challenge of expert determination, manifest error and the interpretation of an overage provision.
Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority and another v Gladman Commercial Properties  18 EG 109 CS (High Court) - late admission of witness evidence during a fraudulent misrepresentation trial.
Campbell-Bell v Enterprise Inns plc  EWHC 2733 (QB)  All ER (D) 50 - a rent review challenge concerning the arbitrator's choice of valuation approach.
O'Donoghue v Enterprise Inns plc  All ER (D) 43 /  1 P & CR 14 - challenge of a rent review arbitration award and the loss of the right to object.
Wilson’s practice includes property law, with a bias towards contentious commercial property law. Having practiced in this field for many years, he has developed expertise in the related areas of construction, commercial fraud, planning and related statutory powers, and the enforcement of securities.
Wilson’s commercial property work focuses on all types of contractual disputes, including options, promotion agreements and overage. Much of this work is dealt with by legal expert determination, arbitration, and the High Court challenges of these decisions. Many of these disputes have a heavy focus on planning, engineering, cost and valuation evidence.
He also deals with all types of title disputes and has a particular interest in agricultural disputes.
Wilson handles partnership disputes in his practice areas. In addition, he handles cases concerning trust claims and claims for equitable relief.
Wilson’s construction work is closely allied to his property commercial work, and is a mixture of construction and other technical / engineering claims. He appears regularly in the Technology and Construction Court, arbitrations and adjudications.
Wilson handles a large quantity of professional claims. He handles claims in his practice areas, including claims against solicitors, surveyors, architects and other construction professionals.
Year of Call: 1992
"He is a tenacious advocate. His performance on his feet and his ability to deal with incredibly tense atmospheres in court are second to none."
"Provides no-nonsense commercial advice."
"Has a robust advocacy style and is extremely good on the client side."
"He is very well prepared and very robust, and explains the risks clearly to the client." "He is recommended for his specialist knowledge of property law and business tenancy law."
Chambers UK 2013
Wilson Horne is "a battling barrister who has great academic capability so is good for the more complex cases." Sources admire his court style, with one commenting that he is "probably the best trial barrister I've come across in property litigation."
Chambers UK 2011 (Chancery)
Wilson is a, “very good advocate, quite a fighter”, and “straight talking with clients”
Legal 500 2017
‘A strategic thinker, who is client-friendly and enthusiastic.’
Legal 500 2015
Wilson is, "Tough in cross-examination, and sharp on his feet"
Legal 500 2014
Wilson Horne is "recognised for his expertise in commercial property matters"
Legal 500 2012
"Wilson Horne is recommended for commercial property matters"
Legal 500 2011
“Wilson Horne is recommended for commercial property matters”
Chancery Bar Association
Northern Circuit Chancer Bar Association
Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association
Agricultural Law Association