Firm profile submitted by Wilson Solicitors LLP
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Wilson Solicitors LLP specialises in immigration, family and public law. The firm has a national reputation for quality work. The partners are proud to deliver a dynamic and professional service to their clients. The staff are renowned for their tenacious, hands-on approach and commitment to their clients’ cases. They are well able to think ‘out of the box’. The firm is committed to providing excellent work at a reasonable cost. All partners have experience in legal aid and this has led to efficient working practices and a ‘costs conscious’ culture in the firm. Clients receive a personalised service tailored to their individual needs. Clients are listened to and given clear guidance. Difficult legal issues are demystified. The firm is able to provide wise tactical advice in resolving clients’ cases. The firm flourishes on personal recommendation from satisfied clients.
Principal Areas of Work
Public Law: Wilson Solicitors are judicial review specialists. The firm acts in all areas of public law and specialises in challenging unlawful detention, abuse of state power and securing financial compensation. The firm also specialises in judicial review remedies in community care law. Katy Robinson was a finalist at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards in 2017 in the Public Law category. The public law team have a specific contract with the Legal Aid Agency to bring compensation claims on behalf of victims of trafficking and human exploitation. The department deals with inquests. The public law team frequently deal with 6 figure claims in the High Court.
Family: The firm provides advice and representations in all aspects of relationship breakdown, disputes in respect of children and financial remedies. The firm acts in the full range of cases stretching from prenuptial agreements, straightforward divorce through to complex high-value settlements and child abduction matters. Family partner Baljit Bains won the 2016 LALY family Lawyer of the year. Mark Gilmartin was a finalist at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards in 2017 in the Family private (including mediation) category.
Immigration: The firm has a highly experienced team able to deal with any aspect of refugee law, personal and family immigration and nationality. With meticulous preparation many applications are successfully resolved on the initial submission to the Home Office. Equally if there is a problem the firm is experienced in conducting appeals. The firm acts in around 200 appeals a year (with an 80% + success rate). Marcela Navarette was a finalist at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards in 2017 in the Immigration and Asylum category.