Advocate Paul Wilson > Viberts > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile
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Advocate Paul Wilson
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
Lawyers at Viberts ‘understand their area of expertise and give sage advice‘, with recent expertise handling novel transactions including in relation to crowdfunding. Real estate finance structures are a notable area of specialism. Christopher Scholefield leads the firm’s relationship with Lloyds Bank, while James Lawrence focuses on bonds and securitisations. Heading the team is Paul Wilson. Promoted to senior associate in February 2022, Eleanor Colley is increasingly active in the real estate finance space.
At Viberts, the corporate team counts a healthy mix of Jersey-based financial services businesses, trading companies and high-net-worth individuals as clients, assisting with a wide variety of transactions and commercial advisory work, where its able to draw on key expertise in regulatory issues. Paul Wilson leads the department and is a veteran of Jersey corporate deals, insolvency and restructuring transactions. Christopher Scholefield is the name to note for commercial and charity law issues. Promoted to senior associate in February 2022, Eleanor Colley is developing a name for the corporate aspects of real estate transactions.
The team at Viberts handles the spectrum of employment law issues, with experts in litigation, regulatory issues, business licensing, contract advice and compromise agreements, as well as employment issues following M&A transactions. The team is led by Vicky Milner, who specialises in representing senior individuals in claims involving allegations of discrimination and psychiatric injury, as well as non-contentious advisory work. Paul Wilson is a non-contentious employment law expert with experience in redundancies. Rebecca Morley-Kirk is a litigator who regularly appears before employment tribunals, representing individuals and unions, while Giles Emmanuel is another key member of the practice. Chris Hendry is also recommended.