- Practice Groups
- Private Client
- 1989 Called to the Bar
For further information please contact:
Zoe Bluck, Family Team Clerk, 020 7421 5300
Gerald Wilson principally deals with family financial disputes. His practice focuses on:
- Ancillary relief in both marriage and civil partnership
- Trusts of land
- Inheritance Act claims and probate
- Claims under the Children Act, Schedule 1
He regularly appears in both Family and Chancery courts. He is equally at home with family and civil procedure and is happy to guide solicitors unfamiliar with either procedure.
He also acts in private law children cases, particularly in respect of same-sex couples.
Gerald regularly gives talks on civil partnership and trusts of land, particularly for Central Law Training.
Gerald has experience in all aspects of ancillary relief, from modest cases requiring imaginative solutions to the more technical problems of high value cases involving business valuations, family trusts, assets abroad, Self Invested Personal Pensions or tax liabilities. He often deals with the rights of creditors and other the third parties in ancillary relief, e.g. acting for and against mortgagees; other family members; cases involving bankruptcy.
Same sex cases
Gerald has particular experience working on cases involving same sex couples and homosexual parents:
Civil partnership dissolution
Trusts of land and Schedule 1 claims
Residence and Contact
Adoption and Surrogacy
Human Rights Law, both in litigation and in lobbying government
Gerald also has considerable experience working on cases involving:
Cohabitants’ disputes over their homes, buy-to-let portfolios, business partnerships, cohabitation agreements and Schedule 1 claims.
Inheritance Act and probate claims – and even several cases of donatio mortis causa.
Acting for the Official Solicitor in disputes on behalf of patients and children
O'Farrell v O'Farrell  EWHC 123 (QB)
Enforcement of foreign maintainence,freezing orders,third party debts orders against the Crown
Re R (a child)  EWCA Civ 303
change of residence
Sutton v Mishcon de Reya and Gawor & Co  1 FLR 837
Enforceability of cohabitation agreements
Robinson v Fernsby  EWCA Civ 1820  WTLR 257
Reconsideration of judgments after circulation
Robinson v Bird  W&TR 529
Inheritance Act – inter vivos gifts
Y v Y (unreported) 
Transfer of tenancies: Government agreed to amend statute avoid declaration of incompatibility
Le Foe v. Le Foe & Woolwich plc  2 FLR 970
Quantum of constructive trust
Gereis v. Yacoub  1 FLR 854
Validity of marriage
Co-author, Civil Partnership: The New Law 2005 (Jordan Publishing)
Associate Member, Resolution
Member, Family Law Bar Association
Member, Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association
Dip Law (City)
Gerald Wilson is listed as a leading Family Junior in The Legal 500 2008 to date, and in Chambers & Partners 2012 whom quotes " He is extremely quick, efficient and vey good with clients. He never lets you down" entuse clients.
Gerald Wilson 'comes highly recommended for cases involving civil partnership issues'
Legal 500 2008
Gerald is listed as an expert in Family in Legal Experts 2008, 2009 and 2010.