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Testimonials - Bill Wilson

Consultant Gynaecologist – GMC Investigation – November 2016

I am emailing to recommend Mr. Bill Wilson for his remarkable help, exceptional patience, candid advice, thorough approach and immediate attention during the General Medical Council Investigation I have been through over more than 3 years.

He was always available for discussion beyond the expected role, even when not at the office and even when at home or on leave. He was flexible enough to accommodate my preferences, whilst making his own opinion clear.

He has been extremely supportive, and consistently so, during a very difficult time, which helped me getting though the lengthy process. I am most grateful to him for this beyond description and would wholeheartedly recommend him for those unfortunate enough to have to go through a similar investigation.

Consultant – GMC Interim Orders Tribunal – November 2016 – Bill Wilson & Krystal Whyment.

I wanted to express my gratitude for your efforts and dedication for my case. It is really hard to make someone who doesn’t know you believe that you are innocent but you still put all your efforts in clearing my name. I am grateful to you that you took all the stress and restored everything out for me. Your faith, knowledge and determination were something that solves my worries.

General Medical Practitioner – Indemnity Cover – October 2016 – Bill Wilson.

Professional Medical Indemnity cover held by all GP's is ever more at risk as MDO's react to escalating liability exposure. Unexpected loss of cover for the individual GP may be individually unfair but who can help you with remedying the situation? How do you represent yourself regarding complex issues to a MDO. The process can be an opaque one at times.

Mr Bill Wilson is an experienced lawyer in the field of regulatory healthcare including General Practice.

His quick grasp of complex issues, understanding of the regulatory environment, sharp eye for detail and talent for spotting the important areas to address are very reassuring qualities that are not so easy to find. Discussing your situation with Bill may find a way forward which others have overlooked.

Incorporating Bill's ideas into my approach resolved an unfairness, the remedy for which had stalled for nearly a year with other approaches.

Money Laundering Case

"You hear many horror stories about Solicitors, however I can truly say that Bill Wilson was professional, easy to talk to and explained things in an everyday language without using legal jargon. Bill conducted his work in a timely manner and always communicated the facts with the minimum amount of fuss. I would have no hesitation in recommending Bankside Law to anybody who needed legal assistance.

I must also mention Miss Sarah Wood, Barrister from 5 St Andrews Hill, concerning how excellent she put the case over to the Judge. At the end of the trial, the Judge complimented Sarah on how well she had presented her case.  

Bill, “Out of the depths of a battle a warrior is forged but heroes and friends are found in many unlikely places!” Thank you, again. "

Doctor Defence on a Criminal Crown Court Case involving an allegation of a sexual assualt on a patient

“As a client of Bill's in my recent very serious case, I felt tremendous support from him even on our first meeting and this has remained until this day. Nothing was a bother to him and he was always available to answer any fears or queries no matter how small .He explained every step of the legal process in a very reassuring and calm way and left no stone unturned to achieve the positive result for a very complex case. I would thoroughly recommend Bill to be your guiding light in what may be the darkest journey of your life .Thanks again Bill”.

Doctor Defence in a GMC Investigation

"Having just been through the torrid experience of a GMC investigation which seemed to go on forever I must praise Bill Wilson and Bankside Law for the consummate professionalism and humanity granted to me in a successful defence of all allegations made. It was a very difficult time for me and made much easier by the support, attention to detail and realistic predictions of the likely outcome at every stage of the procedures. I shall be eternally indebted and grateful for all of the kindness, understanding, thoroughness, advice and care at the highest level."

Speech and Language Therapist before Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)

“Bill thank you, for all the help and support in achieving a remarkable result!” (Client) Our Client’s mother also commented:  “I wanted to thank you for your assistance and professionalism in regard to this case. I know she felt encouraged by your manner and had confidence in your ability to assist her in obtaining a positive outcome. Thank you also for instructing Rad (Kohanzad, Serjeants Inn) to represent her at the hearing. His warm manner and softly, softly approach struck the right balance, allowing her to place her trust in him”

Doctor Defence in a GMC Investigation

“I think without your tireless efforts and genuine concern it would not have been possible to have the result we desired! I cannot thank you enough for your dedication and hard work and right from beginning found it very comfortable working along you. You have been a great support and even a friend in many ways and I shall be grateful to you for all my life. I am sure you are busy helping many other doctors now .Good luck and I know they are very lucky to have you on their side.”

Doctor in a Coroner's case

“I would just like to thank both yourself and Jeremy for the excellent support and clarity of your advice, this would have been an entirely different process without your help and input, thank you.”

Managing Director of an international oil company

"I was introduced to the criminal Justice system and all of its complexity, anachronistic and oft draconian consequences, in a structured, caring way by Bill Wilson – Solicitor, Bankside’s Senior Partner and his appointed Counsel. Over a 3.5 years investigation, they were able to guide me through the mire and, by preparing me and my family for the ultimate likely outcomes, minimise my trauma when subsequently being acquainted with Her Majesty’s penal system. By grasping very quickly that the sentencing Judge had made serious errors in law, inter alia biased and misinformed guidance to the Jury, Bankside’s Team was able to secure leave to an appeal hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice. Counsel Peter Lodder Q.C. successfully won the legal argument, which resulted in a substantial reduction of sentence and almost immediate eligibility for my release on license. In addition, by a structured process conducted over several months in HMP’s Wandsworth and Brixton, which involved a diligent defence preparation supported by meticulous collation of supporting documents, an initial preposterous “Benefit Confiscation Calculation” by the Crown was reduced by a million pounds. This assistance and support continued post-release, including dealing with Ministry of Justice support organisations such as probation and other outsourced service providers, which was exacerbated during a period of internal turmoil. This total experience has cumulated into an expansive awareness during a novice’s five year experience of a process which encompassed police and CPS investigations, conditional bail, pre-trial, sentencing, incarceration, then eventual release on license. The result was both psychologically manageable and informative, while dismissing immediately any thoughts of retribution, re-offending or self-harm. I thank and would thoroughly recommend Bankside Law to any individual or corporate client needing legal counsel, personal guidance and / or a roadmap, of how to navigate through the potential minefield that is the British Criminal Justice system.”

Doctor Defence of criminal case

"I want to acknowledge Mr Bill Wilson of Bankside Law my diligent, efficient and learned solicitor  for his professionalism while handling my sexual assault case. The period of time was an extremely uncomfortable and stressful one for me but Mr Wilson made me feel very comfortable and kept me informed about the case every step of the way. His wealth of experience made me feel re-assured each time we discuss the case, and he was always understanding of what I was going through. I found him to be very approachable and he never even once complained that I was always seeking to speak to him. He made the period of the trial as bearable as possible for me. Mr Wilson's choice of barrister was also excellent. I could not have asked of anything or anyone better. I would be proud to refer my family, friends, colleagues and even strangers to him, and I am sure they will be happy with his legal expertise."

Company Director acquittal on large scale arson allegation 

"Now I have had a chance to catch my breath after two and a half years of hell, I wanted to write to thank you for your professionalism, commitment to detail and personal support. I couldn’t have made it through without your constant support and encouragement, over and above what your role required. I shall be forever grateful!

Looking back on my court case, after my acquittal with its unanimous jury verdict of ‘not guilty’, I am more than ever impressed by how you brilliantly steered my case through the procrastinations of the CPS and navigated the incipient and deeply stressful effects of the repeated postponement of the court case. Each time the prosecution sought yet more evidence and although new Prosecution Barristers were instructed to represent them, you worked with our own expert witnesses and Barrister (Jeremy Barton) to address the situation. I am extremely impressed by how you kept on top of the minute detail and specialist forensic evidence, and the way in which you motivated our whole team throughout. Likewise, such was the professionalism of the team that you put together, when the case finally reached court, even the Judge and Prosecuting Barrister requested guidance because of the complexities the case threw up.

As we know, the Prosecution were able to dedicate far more resources than we were at the case and I will always be grateful to you for the way you fought our corner. Without your personal dedication, care and sheer hard work, the outcome may well have been different. I will always be grateful to you."