Barrister Profile


Year of Call: 1992

Main Areas of Practice

Commercial Law
Land Law
Professional Negligence


Wilson Horne is an experienced specialist practitioner in the areas of property and planning law, with a bias towards contentious commercial property and development law. Having practiced in this field for many years, he has developed expertise in the related areas of commercial fraud and economic torts.

Wilson’s work focuses on all types of contractual disputes, including conditional contracts, options, promotion agreements, overage and planning agreements.

Much of this work is dealt with by legal expert determination and arbitration, and also the High Court challenges of these decisions. Many of these disputes have a heavy focus on planning, engineering, quantity surveying and valuation evidence.

He also deals with all types of title disputes and has a particular interest in agricultural disputes.

Wilson handles partnership disputes in his practice areas. In addition, he handles cases concerning trust claims and claims for equitable relief.

Wilson’s work development work includes construction and other technical / engineering claims. He appears regularly in the Technology and Construction Court and arbitration.

Wilson handles professional claims in his practice areas, including claims against solicitors, surveyors, architects and other construction professionals.


1991 LLB (Hons) University of Leeds

1992 Call to Bar of England and Wales

2023 Call to Bar of Northern Ireland


Property Bar Association

Planning and Environmental Bar Association

Chancery Bar Association

Agricultural Law Association


Wilson’s experience is best evidenced by some of his most recent cases:

Sheffield City Council v Scotfield Group Limited [2023] EWHC 990 (Ch)

Conditional contract for the sale of land, deposits, interpretation, implied
terms and termination.

Mate v Mate [2023] EWHC 238 (Ch)

Proprietary estoppel in relation to the proceeds of sale of farm land for

Development, unjust enrichment and valuation of the services based upon a land promoter’s remuneration.

Mullberry Homes Ltd v Barrow-in-Furness [2023] EWHC 38 (TCC)

Determination of a land sale contract and the reasonableness of the refusal to validate an application for planning permission that was contractually required under the sale contract.


Contributes to Property Law UK