Wilson Horne



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


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 [2016] EWHC 1596 (Ch) – whether a binding promotion agreement had been entered into.

Walton Homes Limited v Staffordshire County Council [2014] 1 P & CR 137, appeal [2014] 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 [2011] 18 EG 109 CS (High Court) - late admission of witness evidence during a fraudulent misrepresentation trial.

Campbell-Bell v Enterprise Inns plc [2009] EWHC 2733 (QB) [2009] All ER (D) 50 - a rent review challenge concerning the arbitrator's choice of valuation approach.

O'Donoghue v Enterprise Inns plc [2008] All ER (D) 43 / [2009] 1 P & CR 14 - challenge of a rent review arbitration award and the loss of the right to object.  


"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: 1992


Chancery Bar Association

Northern Circuit Chancer Bar Association

Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association

Agricultural Law Association


Chambers UK 2019

"Very good with clients. He is hands-on and down-to-earth in his manner. He is also very good at cross-examination and very good on his feet. He is a very bright barrister."

Legal 500 2019

"His forte lies in his pragmatic approach." 

Chambers UK 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."

Legal 500 2018

"He has extensive legal knowledge."

Chambers UK 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." 

Legal 500 2017

"A strategic thinker, who is client-friendly and enthusiastic."

Chambers UK 2016

"Provides no-nonsense commercial advice."

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



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