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BakerPlatt appoint former Mourant partner

February 2008

BakerPlatt has appointed Advocate David Wilson as a partner of its law firm.

David Wilson joins from Mourant, where he was a partner in the disputes resolution team. A specialist commercial litigator recommended by the Legal 500, his expertise includes banking, trust and funds disputes, regulatory investigations, asset recovery, insolvency, professional negligence and partnership and shareholder disputes.

In his new role at BakerPlatt, he will be responsible for developing closer links with local financial institutions and for growing the commercial side of the business.

After studying law at King’s College, University of London, Advocate Wilson trained and worked as an English solicitor with leading City law firm Cameron Markby Hewitt (now CMS Cameron McKenna), practising banking, corporate, commercial property and litigation. During this time, he was also seconded to Brussels to advise on the competition law aspects of a hostile takeover.

In 1993, he moved to Jersey to join the litigation department of Mourant du Feu & Jeune, qualifying as a Jersey solicitor in 1996 before transferring across to become a Jersey advocate the following year. He was subsequently promoted to senior associate in 1998 and was made partner in 2000.

A member of the Society of Trust and Estate Professionals, Advocate Wilson  advises trustees on how best to resolve the various issues which they face, and deals with any associated court applications and litigation. 

His other professional memberships include the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists and he is an honorary member of the prestigious UK Commercial Bar Association.  Advocate Wilson holds the Institute of Directors (IoD) diploma in company direction.  He has also acted as an appointed inspector for the Jersey Financial Services Commission.

A keen skier and rugby player, he completed the London Marathon in 2005.

Jim Scott, the Group Practice Director, said:

“David is very highly regarded in his field, with a great network of contacts, and his appointment is a real coup for BakerPlatt. We now have a tremendous team in place and I am confident that we are well placed to continue grow the advisory side of the business.”

 For more information please visit our website www.bakerplatt.com    

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