0207 407 2356

  • 1
Follow Us

Bill Wilson

Bill is a Senior Solicitor and Director of Bankside Law who specialises in Financial Crime, Regulatory and Disciplinary matters. He has extensive experience defending individuals within both the investigation and proceeding stages of allegations brought by a variety of different agencies which have included the Serious Fraud Office (SFO); Financial Conduct Authority (FCA); HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC); Crown Prosecution Service (CPS); National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Police.

He regularly is instructed by a variety of professionals who unfortunately find themselves under investigation. Through Bill’s intervention and strategic experience, there have been many occasions when he is able to conclude investigations in his client’s favour without recourse to either Tribunals or indeed the Court. He is well known for his determination to succeed, client care, approachability and an eye for detail.

Many of Bill's cases have been extremely high profile and complex, which have included the following:

Serious Fraud and ancillary offences

Insider Dealing

Bribery & Corruption

Tax investigations

Computer Crime and Cyber-related offences

Asset seizure, Restraint & Confiscation

Deferred prosecution agreements

Sexual offences and general crime

Mutual Legal Assistance

He has extensive forensic and interview technique experience, which is extremely useful in both voluntary and compulsory interview settings. 

He has recently successfully defended in a major FCA prosecution with his client being only one of five defendants who was acquitted following a lengthy trial and more recently ensured that no charges were laid against both a Premier League footballer subject to a tax investigation and a Senior Director of a major Banking Group accused of fraud and bribery. 

In addition to his criminal practice, Bill also represents Doctors before the General Medical Council and has done so for a number of years. This includes investigation, interim orders (IOT) and Fitness to Practice Hearings together with Restoration to the Medical Register.

Bill has consistently been listed as a “Leading Individual” within Legal 500. He is a member of the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers.


T: +44[0]20 7407 2356 or Mobile: 07769905555

E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.