Wilson Horne

Professional Negligence


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


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


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

Clerked by:
Gary Young
Gary Smith
Harry Young

Professional Negligence

His professional negligence work falls within his normal practice areas, with particular emphasis on:

solicitors (especially  conveyancing and commercial transactions),
surveyors (including managing agents, valuation surveys and structural surveys),
construction professionals (including structural engineers, contract administrators and quantity surveyors), and
He acts for claimants as well as insured professionals, and deals with all aspects of insurance cover including its extent and its repudiation by insurers. He has extensive experience of mediation in this area of work.

Significant Reported Cases

Gladman Commercial Properties v FHP and others [2013] EWCA Civ 1466 – surveyors fraudulent misrepresentation and strike out.


"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 UK


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:


Chancery Bar Association

Northern Circuit Chancer Bar Association

Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association

Agricultural Law Association


Chambers 2018

"An extremely good and combative advocate." "He's excellent to work with and robust in his advice. He's a very determined advocate who knows his stuff and gives you confidence that you're going the right way."

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." 

Legal 500 2018

‘He has extensive legal knowledge.’

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"



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