Raoul Wilson SC


T: 02 9231 1993

Email: raoulwilson@8wentworth.com.au

  • Dux of Canterbury Boys High School (1974 )
  • Australian National University

    Bachelor of Economics (1977)
  • Australian National University

    Bachelor of Laws (Hons), (1979)
  • Cambridge University

    Master of Laws (Hons) (1981)
  • 1980

    Judge’s Associate, McGregor J , Federal Court of Australia

  • 1981

    Paralegal with Allen Allen & Hemsley

  • 1982

    Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW

  • August ‘82-May ’84

    Litigation solicitor with Stephen Jacques Stone James

  • May ‘84

    Admitted to the NSW Bar read with BC Oslington QC

  • Oct 2013

    Appointed Senior Counsel

  • Aug 2015

    ADR Mediation Course Sydney

  • Raoul is listed as Leading Senior Counsel in Doyles Guide for Wills and Estate Litigation Barristers, New South Wales, for 2016, 2017, 2018,2019,2020, 2021 together with being listed in Doyles Guide for Leading Wills and Estate Litigation Barristers Australia for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. He has over 38 years experience as a legal practitioner, having taken silk in 2013 after being admitted to the Bar in 1984 following a period as a solicitor at King Wood Mallesons (then known as Stephen Jacques Stone James) and an Associate to the late Justice DG McGregor in the Federal Court of Australia.

    Raoul’s specialty is advising and appearing in unique, complex and high profile wills cases. He has appeared in the estates of John Newman, Richard Pratt, Richie Benaud, Bart Cummings ,  David Rofe QC and Ali Sultan of Hobart Tasmania.

    Raoul is not only an expert in Wills and Estates. His expertise extends to advising and appearing in Equity and Commercial matters where he customarily appears at first instance and on appeal in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, the Federal Court of Australia and the Family Court of Australia (in disputes involving company directors, trustees in bankruptcy and equitable interests).

    As junior counsel, Raoul appeared regularly for the Official Trustee in Bankruptcy. In 2002 he was a member of the Family Law Committee of the NSW Bar Association.  In 2008 he was a member of the joint  committee of the NSW Bar Association and the Law Society which considered the provisions of the Succession Amendment ( Family Provision ) Act 2008 and in 2009 was a member of a similar committee which considered the provisions of the Succession Amendment (  Intestacy Act ) 2009.

    Raoul is a regular presenter at Seminars on Wills and Estates held by specialist gatherings of Wills and Estates practitioners and Regional Law Societies. He is also an experienced Mediator in wills and estate matters which are referred by the Supreme Court of New South Wales for private mediation.

    Raoul Wilson SC