Richard Wilson KC, LL.D is a Commercial, Public and Administrative law and Employment specialist. He is often instructed in cases that require interpretation of written instruments (contracts, statutes etc.).

He has been involved in some landmark decisions in the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and the Court of Appeal on a range of matters, including: the interpretation of the European Union Reception Directive, the misuse of confidential information and account of profits as a remedy, and the principles governing the entitlement to costs in judicial review cases.

Richard’s principal area of practice is commercial disputes. He has considerable experience of litigious domestic and international disputes (e.g. distributorship agreements, sale of goods and services, agency agreements, etc.).

As for ADR, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) accredited Richard an “outstanding” mediator in a number of categories.


Richard is absolutely brilliant - a superb lateral thinker with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law, whilst remaining mindful of the commercial positions of the respective partiesManaging Partner - Commercial Disputes Law Firm, London
Thank you for your patience and persistence which, coupled with necessary wise counsel at strategic moments, proved highly instrumental in procuring a settlement which seemed very unlikely indeed at an earlier stage.Solicitor UK
The dispute has been satisfactorily settled. I believe that your assistance played a very considerable part in achieving this and I am really grateful to you for it.Solicitor UK

Areas of expertise

Further information

The Global Conference On International Commercial Arbitration, New Delhi

Mauritius Arbitration Week

‘The ECJ and UK Law After the Transition Period – How Should Disputes Be Resolved?’

Guyana – ‘Golden Future: Oil, Gas and Energy Development’

The Future of Legal Services and Local Government

The Oil, Gas, Energy & Sustainability Law Converzacione II – Fracking – An Introduction to the Law and Regulations relating to the Onshore Extraction of Shale Gas and Oil in England

Overview of the Law and Regulations Relating to the Onshore Extraction of Shale Gas and Oil

Judicial Review in Procurement and Commercial Cases

Local Authorities, Restricted Legal Services and Alternative Business Structures

The New CPR Part 36 – Eight Key Changes

Approach of the Courts of England Wales to Electronic Disclosure – The DIFC, Dubai

Is Proportionality Differently Applied by the Luxembourg and Strasbourg Courts?

Commercial Judicial Review: Scope, Regulation and Public Procurement

Appointments & Memberships

Recorder of the County Court (part-time judicial post, Civil)

Recorder of the Crown Court (part-time judicial post, Crime)

Visiting Professor of Law (Coventry University)

General Council of the Bar of England and Wales

Bar of Guyana,

South America Bar of Belize, Central America

FedArb – Arbitrator, Mediator, Expert and Mock Trials specialist. FedArb (“Federal Arbitration”) is a USA based ADR company specialising in arbitration and mediation services for complex commercial cases Click here to read more.

International Bar Association (IBA)

Commercial Bar Association

London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association

Administrative Law Bar Association

Bar European Group