Gerald Wilson

Year of call 1989

Instructing Gerald
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Legal 500 2020 (Family)

"Has huge insight and intellect."

“Very thorough in his preparation with great attention to detail.”

Legal 500 2015

“Calm under pressure and good at dealing with vulnerable people.”

Legal 500 2014

“Responsive, easy to work with and good on technically complicated cases.”

Chambers UK 2020
  • Co-author: Same Sex Marriage and Civil Partnerships: The New Law, Family Law (2014)
  • Co-author: Civil Partnership: The New Law, Family Law (2005)
  • Dip Law (City)
  • MA (Oxon)
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association
  • Resolution
  • English
  • Italian (conversational)

Gerald Wilson specialises in family and property law, focusing on matrimonial finance, with a particular emphasis on cases involving third parties, creditors and/or business interests. He also has extensive experience in civil partnership, trusts of land, probate and Inheritance Act claims, claims under Sch.1 of the Children Act, residence disputes and surrogacy.

Gerald regularly appears in both family and civil courts and is happy to guide solicitors unfamiliar with either procedure. He also has significant experience of acting for persons under a disability.

Gerald is recommended as a leading junior in the Legal 500.

Notable Cases

  • X v Y v St Bartholomew's Hospital Centre for Reproductive Medicine (Assisted Reproduction: Parent) [2015] EWFC 13 On the acquisition of parental status by an unmarried partner where the child is conceived with donor sperm.
  • Kousouros v O'Halloran & Aresti [2014] EWHC 2294 (Ch) On the duties of disclosure of a solicitor executor in contested proceedings; injunction to restrain use of confidential material disclosed in breach of legal advice privilege.
  • O'Farrell v O'Farrell [2012] EWHC 123 (QB) Enforcement of foreign maintenance; freezing orders; third party debt orders against the Crown.
  • Re R (a child) [2010] EWCA Civ 303 On change of residence following application without notice, lesbian mother.
  • Sutton v Mishcon de Reya & Gawor & Co [2004] 1 FLR 837 Which established the enforceability of same sex cohabitation agreements.
  • Robinson v Fernsby [2003] EWCA Civ 1820 [2004] WTLR 257 On the reconsideration of judgments after circulation; Robinson v Bird [2003] W&TR 529 on inter vivos gifts and Inheritance Act claims.
  • Y v Y (unreported) [2003] Transfer of tenancy between same sex partners - government agreed to amend FLA 1996 to avoid a declaration of incompatibility under HRA 1998.
  • Le Foe v Le Foe & Woolwich plc [2001] 2 FLR 970 On quantum in constructive trusts.
  • Gereis v Yacoub [1997] 1 FLR 854 On the validity of a purely religious marriage.

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