Horne, Wilson

Wilson Horne is a barrister practising in Leeds and Manchester, and has been a member at King’s Chambers since 1993. He specialises in property law, commercial law, sports law, and professional negligence.

Horne can, in appropriate cases, work for lay clients who prefer to approach a barrister directly rather than go through a solicitor. He frequently receives instructions on a direct professional access bases.

Horne’s practice is largely based on contentious commercial property work and he receives regular instructions from national house builders (such as Barratt and David Wilson Homes), central and local government departments, national public house landlords (such as Enterprise Inns), and diverse national tenant operators.

He has extensive knowledge of the planning system and its effects on his property work, and frequently works in tandem with his planning colleagues. A recent example of this is the Gladman High Court trial concerning fraudulent misrepresentation.

Horne has advised the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in relation to several multi-million-pound surplus land disposal contracts, with particular regard to overage and deferred consideration terms. Further, following his involvement as part of the legal team that conducted a wholesale review of the MoD standard Clawback Clause, the new clause is now being used throughout the MoD for any disposal of surplus land and the principles behind the clause are being applied progressively by other public sector departments.

Horne also has extensive specialist experience of property disputes concerning agricultural and equine properties.

His areas of expertise are:

  • all aspects of commercial landlord and tenant (and instructions in appropriate residential cases)
  • securities
  • all title and encumbrance disputes (particularly rights of way and restrictive covenants)
  • registration and mortgage fraud
  • overage/planning clawback
  • conditional contracts
  • all aspects of conveyancing
  • trusts
  • insolvency aspects affecting real property interests
  • all legal aspects of valuation, particularly in the context of rent review and turnover rents
  • all aspects and types of nuisance (water, dust, noise, landslip)
  • compulsory purchase
  • Land Drainage Act claims

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This information was sourced from the Kings Chambers website.