Firm profile submitted by Wilson Solicitors LLP
THE FIRM Wilson Solicitors LLP specialises in immigration, family and public law. The firm has a national reputation for quality work. It is widely respected in the legal community. 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 fearless when taking cases up the judicial ladder and has considerable experience of litigation in the UK Supreme Court. 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 receives the vast majority of its work through personal recommendation from satisfied clients.
Principal areas of work
Public Law: The firm 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. The department acts in actions against the police and inquests. The public law team are expert litigators and 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 financial settlements, injunctions and child abduction matters. There is considerable experience in acting for both parents and children in the care system. Family partner Baljit Bains won the 2016 LALY family Lawyer of the year. Wilson solicitors’ senior solicitors are accredited members of the Family Law Panel, Advanced Family Law Panel or Children Panel. The firm conducts advocacy.
Immigration: The firm has a highly experienced team able to deal with any aspect of refugee law, personal immigration and nationality. Most of our team are qualified solicitors. The firm successfully acts for clients from a wide range of backgrounds. With thorough preparation many applications are successfully resolved on the initial submission to the Home Office. Equally if there is a problem the firm is highly experienced in conducting appeals.
The firm has taken cases to the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Following the Brexit vote the department has been very busy with specialist advice to European citizens living in the UK.