Wilson Horne


Sport

Manchester

36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082

Leeds

5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123

Birmingham

Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Colin Griffin
Gary Young
Harry Young

Sport

Wilson's principle experience lies in the commercial aspects of all sports contracts and dealings. Wilson advises on the interpretation and enforcement of a wide variety of sports contracts including insurance and employment contracts. Further, his experience extends to cases involving allegations of fraud and economic torts. He has particular experience of football and equine cases. He has a particular interest in horse dealing and the disciplinary side of racing and show jumping.

Smith, McDonnell v BBBoC, Warren, Hobson [2013] removal of arbitrator.

Harrison v Burridge [2010] EWHC 3116 (Ch) and on appeal at [2011] EWCA Civ 835 - FA football agents regulations and their meaning and effect on the agent's contract with a football club).

Sheffield United Football Club Ltd v West Ham United Football Club Plc [2009] 1 Lloyd's Rep. 167 – an anti-suit injunction and interim relief relating to a proposed appear to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.  


Profile

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

Recommendations

Chambers 2017

"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." 

Chambers 2016

"Provides no-nonsense commercial advice."

"Has a robust advocacy style and is extremely good on the client side."

Chambers 2015

"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”

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association

Northern Circuit Chancer Bar Association

Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association

Agricultural Law Association

 

 

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