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 Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.
“Very thorough in his preparation with great attention to detail.”"
Schedule 1 Children Act
Surrogacy and parentage
Child arrangements and relocation
Appointments & Memberships
Family Law Bar Association, Resolution, UK Family Law Institute
SA v FA  EWFC 115.
Couple habitually resident for 14 years in in UAE. Wife, a South African, maintained domicile of choice in England & Wales. English husband failed to establish a domicile of choice in UAE. Forum conveniens for divorce was new Family Court for Non-Muslims in Abu Dhabi. Stay of English proceedings.
X v Y v St Bartholomew's Hospital Centre for Reproductive Medicine (Assisted Reproduction: Parent)  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  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  EWHC 123 (QB)
Enforcement of foreign maintenance; freezing orders; third party debt orders against the Crown.
Re R (a child)  EWCA Civ 303
On change of residence following application without notice, lesbian mother.
Sutton v Mishcon de Reya & Gawor & Co  1 FLR 837
Which established the enforceability of same sex cohabitation agreements.
Robinson v Fernsby  EWCA Civ 1820  WTLR 257
On the reconsideration of judgments after circulation; Robinson v Bird  W&TR 529 on inter vivos gifts and Inheritance Act claims.
Y v Y (unreported) 
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  2 FLR 970
On quantum in constructive trusts.
Gereis v Yacoub  1 FLR 854
On the validity of a purely religious marriage.
Co-author: Same Sex Marriage and Civil Partnerships: the New Law (Jordan 2014)
Contributor: The International Family Law Practice (Jordan 2021).