Lily Wildman

Year of call:



2021 - BPP University Law School, Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), Very Competent

2020 - Durham University, Law LLB (Hons), First Class


2021 - Pupil at Park Square Barristers

2022 - Tenant at Park Square Barristers


2023 - CPS Grade 2 Advocate


2020 - The Honourable Society of Inner Temple

2022 - Criminal Bar Association


2021 - BPP University, Advocacy Scholarship and Career Commitment Scholarship

2020 - Inner Temple Major Scholarship

2020 - Sweet and Maxwell Law Prize

2020 - Lady Hale Prize in Law and Gender

2017-2019 - Hogan Lovells Scholarship

Lily specialises in Criminal Law and has experience and a reputation that exceeds her level of Call. Lily has a busy Crown Court practice and has established a reputation as a highly effective jury advocate.

Lily has a strong defence practice which is rapidly growing. Lily has a reputation for her handling of sensitive matters including allegations of sexual abuse. Owing to positive feedback received by lay clients, solicitors and members of the Judiciary, Lily continues to be instructed across the full depth and breadth of criminal proceedings.

Alongside her defence practice Lily is a Grade 2 Crown Prosecution Advocate and has a caseload where she regularly prosecutes. Lily has developed a reputation for meticulous preparation combined with thinking on her feet. To supplement Lily’s advocacy skills her strong academic background means that she is confident deploying her knowledge of legal issues,; from bad character to hearsay applications.

Notable Cases:

R v B: Successfully represented the Defendant at trial where he faced an allegation of historic sexual abuse. Following a three-day trial, a not guilty verdict was returned by the Jury.

R v Nathan Church: Lily secured a suspended sentence for the Defendant who had stolen over £8,000 from his employer. For media coverage of the case:

R v Barker – Defending a 21-year-old who faced two counts of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. Drugs valued at £4,000 with £14,000 cash seized from the property.

R v Kaye – Defending in a historic sexual abuse case pursuant to the Sexual Offences Act 1956.


Contact Lily’s clerks

Andrew Thornton on 0113 213 5202

Gina Hawkins on 0113 213 5205

Rebecca Wilson on 0113 213 5203

Hannah Dempsey on 0113 213 5211

Lucy Finney on 0113 213 5220

Supplementing her strong criminal practice, Lily welcomes instructions in Regulatory and Public law.

Lily regularly represents the interests of South Yorkshire and Humberside Police in applications for Sexual Harm Prevention Orders and Stalking Protection Orders.

Lily is consistently instructed to act on behalf of clients at Mental Health Tribunal Hearings. Lily is known for her down- to-earth and sensitive approach and routinely receives positive feedback for her handling of these cases

Contact Lily’s clerks

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250