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Ian Wilson Principal Lawyer, Criminal Defence

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Ian is a partner and criminal defence solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Cardiff.

He undertakes a full range of criminal litigation and police misconduct matters as well as inquests involving policing issues.

Ian has worked in criminal litigation since qualifying in 1983 and has considerable experience of all aspects of criminal work. He joined Russell Jones & Walker in 1989 to establish the Criminal & Misconduct department in Bristol. Since then he has represented individuals in a wide range of cases, including a defendant in an SFO prosecution of an alleged £10 million fraud, members of the Cornish Stannary Parliament facing allegations of criminal damage, and an army major facing an allegation of causing death by dangerous driving.

In addition, Ian is regularly instructed by the Police Federation of England & Wales, representing numerous police officers over a considerable period of time in a full range of cases from road traffic matters to shootings and deaths in custody.

Ian Wilson is ranked consistently high in the leading legal directories. In Chambers & Partners 2014 Ian is ranked in Band 2 for Crime "Ian Wilson comes recommended by interviewees. He is described by sources as "very impressive, very thorough and very credible." His practice focuses on providing advice to institutions such as the Police Federation, but he also handles criminal fraud matters".

The Chambers & Partners 2013 UK legal directory states that Key Individual "Ian Wilson heads the Bristol team and is admired by peers for his advocacy skills" It goes on to state that "Ian Wilson is an "excellent lawyer" who is well known for his work in very high cost cases. He recently represented an officer charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice"

Chambers & Partners 2012 comments on the "high standard of service [Ian] provides to his clients." Chambers & Partners 2011 remarks that "Peers especially value his ability to "inspire confidence in people." Legal 500 describes Ian Wilson as "sound, reasoned and methodical’.

Chambers and Partners 2016: Ian is "hard-working, committed and vastly experienced. He goes about his work with charm, humour and goodwill."

Ian has written various articles on areas as diverse as self defence, plea bargaining in fraud cases and environmental waste regulations and has lectured on topics such as Police misconduct, Criminal Justice Acts and advocacy skills.

Expertise

Career history

  • 2012 - Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK
  • 1989 - 2012 - Russell Jones and Walker

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Recent Testimonials for Ian Wilson

“Excellent service from a very professional company. A swift response to queries and excellent well balanced advice regarding the legal issues I was enquiring about. I wouldn't hesitate to contact your company in the future if I once again needed your expert help.”

“Excellent service from a very professional company. Comprehensive advice from Mr Wilson and it’s been a pleasure dealing with him. A swift response to queries and excellent well balanced advice regarding the legal issues I was enquiring about. I wouldn't hesitate to contact your company in the future if I once again needed your expert help.”

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