James Wilson

James Wilson
Year of call:



2002 - University of Leeds, BSc (Hons)

2003 - College of Law, York, PgDL

2005 - Northumbria University, BVC (‘very competent’)


2005 - Pupil at Wilberforce Chambers

2012 - Tenant at Sovereign Chambers

2015 - Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers


North Eastern Circuit PIBA Yorkshire RFU Disciplinary Panel

James practises across the entire array of housing matters, taking instructions from Local Authorities, Social Landlords, Private Landlords and tenants.

James’ experience includes straightforward possession, disrepair and unlawful eviction cases; he has a particular interest in Public Law defences.

Recent cases involve defending complex disrepair counterclaims and public law defences relying on Shearer misrepresentations in succession.

Areas of Practice

  • Possession claims
  • Disrepair claims
  • Anti-social behaviour possession cases and injunctions
  • Unlawful eviction
  • Commercial landlord and tenant disputes
  • Disputes over the right to buy and succession claims
  • Housing related appeals
  • Public Law and Human Rights Defences

Contact James’ clerks

Senior Clerk – Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 202 8609

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246

Mike Alexander on 0113 2135268

Ben Ellison-Tope on 0113 2135207

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