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


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.  


"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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