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Barrister

Brett Wilson

Year of Call: 2008

Brett Wilson is a Barrister at Kenworthy’s Chambers who specialises in

Brett Wilson came to Bar after several years in industry.

After studying biology at the University of York, he spent time in the railway industry. His experience includes working for the network provider, infrastructure maintenance and vehicle manufacture and services.

He spent time in the UK and overseas resolving commercial and contractual disputes with customers and suppliers. After Brett returned to the UK in 2005, he moved into the IT sector and worked with private sector and public sector clients on procurement, supply chain and contractual matters.

He was called to the Bar in 2008 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2010.

He worked in-house for an IT company where he dealt with government frameworks, software licences, distribution agreements, service agreements and non-contentious IP. He acted as the solicitor for the HR team and assisted with company secretarial matters. In addition, he has advised on consumer sales, and he has represented consumers and suppliers with commercial claims.

Brett Wilson is a keen horse rider. He competes in eventing, showjumping and dressage. Brett has represented clients with equine related matters and those facing proceedings relating to dogs. He has also advised dog breeders, horse owners and livery yards on non-contentious issues such as livery contracts, loan agreements and sale contracts.

Family and Finance

Brett Wilson has a strong practice as a Family Barrister where he concentrates on domestic abuse, private law and financial matters. He is often instructed on a public access basis.

Family Barrister Brett Wilson has broad knowledge of private law children matters representing mothers and fathers. He has handled cases centering around contact disputes and Child Arrangements Orders.

Brett Wilson has experience in finance and property matters that affect families. This includes cohabiting couples and contentious probate. For examples, please see the notable cases section.

Family Barrister Brett Wilson represents both complainants and those accused of domestic abuse.

He has been successful in obtaining and defending applications for protective orders. This includes fact finding hearings where Brett Wilson uses his experience as a Criminal Barrister in the examination of witnesses.

Brett Wilson has provided advice to an NHS Trust facing an application for an order to permit the posthumous removal of gametes (reproductive cells).

If you have a Family, Children, or Finance case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Family Clerks Courtney Richards and Daniella Howarth on 0161 832 4036, email Courtney@kenworthys.co.uk, Daniella@kenworthys.co.uk or fill out our contact form.

Criminal Law

Brett Wilson is a Level 2 Prosecutor who has developed his Criminal Law practice over many years.

His defence practice has included rape, attempted murder, offences against the person and theft. He has worked on white collar crime cases.

Criminal Barrister Brett Wilson is well equipped to deal with confiscation matters because of his experience working as a Commercial and Civil Barrister.

If you have a Crime case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Criminal Clerk Paul Manders on 0161 832 4036, email Paul@kenworthys.co.uk, or fill out our contact form.

Business and Property Group

Brett Wilson has worked with local authorities and public sector bodies advising, drafting, and negotiating commercial agreements of various sorts. As a Business and Property Group Barrister, Brett Wilson is an expert in Commercial and Chancery Law.

With a procurement background in both the private and public sector, Brett Wilson assists clients with the supply of goods and services. This includes online and other forms of distance selling, supply chain issues and public procurement.

If you have a Business and Property case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Clerks Michael Jones and Alessandro Saporita-Clark on 0161 832 4036, email Mike@kenworthys.co.uk, Alessandro@kenworthys.co.uk or fill out our contact form.

Civil Litigation and Costs

Brett Wilson has a well-established Civil Litigation practice, providing representation at court and advisory services.

Brett Wilson has experience dealing with a wide variety of civil applications and hearings, including Personal Injury, Credit Hire, insolvency and Civil Litigation cases.

His cases range in complexity, from simple fast-track quantum disputes to those involving complex liability arguments on the multi-track.

Brett Wilson also accepts direct public access for appropriate Civil Law cases.

If you have a Civil Litigation case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Civil Clerks Michael Jones and Matthew Thomas on 0161 832 4036, email Mike@kenworthys.co.uk, Matt@kenworthys.co.uk or fill out our contact form.

Public Access

Brett Wilson accepts Family, Civil, Commercial and Chancery, and Criminal Law instructions from the general public on a direct access basis for appropriate cases.

Please refer to the below pricing range for Public Access Barrister services. Prices are subject to case type, complexity and seniority or experience of the Barrister. Accurate quotes will be provided before work on the case begins.

Family
Services Cost
Conferences: £350 - £1,000 + VAT
Directions and Review Hearings: £550 - £1,200 + VAT
First Directions Appointment (FDA) Hearings: £550 - £1,200 + VAT
Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) Hearings: £1,200 - £3,000 + VAT
Full day hearings: £1,500 - £5,000 + VAT
Refreshers: £800 - £2,500 + VAT
Half day hearings: £850 - £2,000 + VAT
Advice and Preparation (Hourly): £150 - £250 + VAT
*These price ranges are based on local courts; other courts will incur a travel charge.

Please contact our Senior Family Clerk, Courtney Richards (Courtney@kenworthys.co.uk), for more information.

Civil Legal Services
Services Cost
Small Claims: £500 - £750 + VAT
Fast Track Trial: £650 - £2,250 + VAT
Multi Track (Day One): £2,000 - £5,000 + VAT
Additional Days: £1,000 - £2,000 + VAT
Advice and Preparation (Hourly): £150 - £300 + VAT
*These price ranges are based on local courts; other courts will incur a travel charge.

Please contact our Senior Civil Clerk, Mike (Mike@kenworthys.co.uk) for further information.

Commercial and Chancery Legal Services
Services Cost
Conference (Hourly): £200 - £400 + VAT
Small Claims: £500 - £1,200 + VAT
Fast Track Trial: £750 - £3,000 + VAT
Multi Track (Day One): £2,500 - £7,500 + VAT
Multi Track (Additional Days): £1,000 - £3,000 + VAT
Advice and Preparation (Hourly): £150 - £300 + VAT
*These price ranges are based on local courts; other courts will incur a travel charge.

Please contact our Senior Civil Clerk, Mike (Mike@kenworthys.co.uk) for further information.

Crime

Magistrates
Services Cost
Advice and Preparation (Hourly Rate): £75 to £200 + VAT
Court Attendance (Day Rate): £300 to £1,000 + VAT
Conferences (Hourly Rate): £100 to £125 + VAT

Crown Court
Services Cost
Advice and Preparation (Hourly Rate): £100 to £250 + VAT
Trial Attendance (Day 1): £1,000 to £4,000
Additional days: £500 to £1,500 + VAT
Conferences (Hourly Rate): £125 to £250 + VAT
Pre-Trial and Post-Trial hearings: £300 to £1,000 + VAT

Court of Appeal and High Court
Services Cost
Advice and Preparation (Hourly Rate): £150 to 300 + VAT
Court Attendances (Day Rate): £1,000 to £4,000 + VAT
Conferences (Hourly Rate): £125 to 250 + VAT

*These price ranges are based on local courts; other courts will incur a travel charge.

Please contact our Senior Criminal Clerk, Paul (paul@kenworthys.co.uk) for further information.

+ Notable Cases
  • Representing a father in an intractable contact dispute. Brett Wilson successfully rebutted allegations of domestic abuse (including those of a serious sexual nature) and persuaded the court to investigate parental alienation.
  • Representing a father where the advice to the court was no direct contact due to uncertainties with the father's immigration status. Brett Wilson successfully argued that the father's application was not bolstering an immigration application and the uncertain immigration status was not a bar to direct contact.
  • Family Barrister Brett Wilson successfully obtained a Wasted Costs Order for a client where delays had been caused by the other party in complying with court directions.
  • Representing a mother in her application to vary a Child Arrangements Order and the setting aside of a Prohibited Steps Order. The case resulted in a successful appeal and rehearing.
  • Representation of a wife in which she received a Property Adjustment Order for the former marital home and costs.
  • Representation of a wife in the enforcement of a Final Order in the USA. Family and Finance Barrister Brett Wilson obtained an Attachment of Earnings Order, Third Party Disclosure Order and warrant for the arrest of the husband.
  • Representation of a husband in a case involving substantial overseas assets in the Middle East.
  • Representation of a husband in which Brett Wilson successfully established that his client was not the owner of property in Pakistan and that the documents to demonstrate the ownership of overseas assets could have been forged.
  • Representation of a husband with numerous UK properties and a complicated trust arrangement. The case involved an application to unravel several dispositions of property.
  • Representation of parties involving applications of maintenance pending suit. Family and Finance Barrister Brett Wilson has successfully defended applications or had the amount ordered to be paid substantially less than that claimed. When working for applicants, Brett Wilson works to ensure evidence is robust and procedure is adhered to, avoiding applications being challenged.
  • Representation of a partner in a trusts of land matter in which his client was awarded declaratory relief and order for sale and costs.
  • Representation of two defendants to a contentious probate claim against four claimants. The claim was dismissed, and the claimants were ordered to pay the defendant's costs.
+ Qualifications
  • Level 2 Prosecutor in Criminal Law
  • Biology Degree from The University of York
+ Professional Memberships
  • Legal Assessor for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NPC).
  • Legally Qualified Chair for the Taxation Disciplinary Board.
  • Chair of the Investigating Committee Panel (IPC) for the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Barrister Panel Member for the Bar Tribunal and Adjudication Service (BTAS).
  • Bar Association of Commerce, Finance and Industry.
  • Personal Injury Bar Association.
  • Worcestershire Medico-Legal Society.
  • Society for Computers and Law.

Contact Us

To inquire about the availability of Barrister Brett Wilson for your Family and Finance Law case, call our Family Clerks Courtney Richards and Daniella Howarth on 0161 832 4036, email Courtney@kenworthys.co.uk, Daniella@kenworthys.co.uk or fill out our contact form.

To check the availability of Criminal Barrister Brett Wilson for your Crime case, call our Criminal Clerks Paul Mander and Greg Highton on 0161 832 4036, email Paul@kenworthys.co.uk, Greg@kenworthys.co.uk or fill out our contact form.

To find out Civil Barrister Brett Wilson’s availability for your Civil Litigation case or Commercial and Chancery case, call our Civil Clerks Michael Jones and Matthew Thomas on 0161 832 4036, email Mike@kenworthys.co.uk, Matt@kenworthys.co.uk or fill out our contact form.

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