Advocate Paul Wilson > Viberts > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate Law and Employment Law Partner


Paul is a Partner and has 25 years of experience in corporate and commercial law including mergers and acquisitions, insolvency, banking, employment law, funds and financial services regulatory matters.

Prior to his move to Jersey in 2001, Paul worked at one of the principal nationwide law firms in the UK.

Most recently, he spent 17 years working for one of Jersey’s leading international law firms where he headed up the corporate and commercial team and focussed largely on the local Jersey market.


English Solicitor – 1995
Jersey Advocate – 2009

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Banking and finance

Viberts maintains longstanding client relationships with a number of impressive international lenders, for which practice head Paul Wilson and Christopher Scholefield assist with acquisition and funds lending transactions. James Lawrence deals with securitisation mandates for lenders including Lloyds Bank. On the borrower side, associate Oliver Hughes recently handled debt financing arrangements for a Jersey-domiciled property group.

Jersey > Corporate and commercial

Viberts’ corporate law group is retained by domestic trading companies for M&A and other non-transactional engagements. Practice head Paul Wilson and Christopher Scholefield — supported by a team of associates including Eleanor Colley and Oliver Hughes — perform share acquisitions, company sales and joint ventures. The team provides guidance on corporate governance and regulatory issues to a diverse set of clients including medicinal cannabis startups and fintech companies.

Jersey > Employment

Employment litigation in the Employment Tribunal and Royal Court is an area of strength for the team at Viberts; advocates including practice head Vicky Milner, Rebecca Morley-Kirk and senior associate Giles Emmanuel represent clients in complex contractual disputes, contentious exits, pay-rate disputes and discrimination claims. Paul Wilson and associate Oliver Hughes are key names for non-contentious work, including immigration matters, general redundancy procedures and M&A-related work. Scottish-qualified solicitor Chris Hendry, who recently moved from BCR Law, adds a broad set of knowledge, including in regards to employee data issues and trade union matters.