Raoul Wilson SC
T: 02 9231 1993
Australian National UniversityBachelor of Economics (1977)
Australian National UniversityBachelor of Laws (Hons), (1979)
Cambridge UniversityMaster of Laws (Hons) (1981)
Judge’s Associate, McGregor J , Federal Court of Australia
Paralegal with Allen Allen & Hemsley
Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW
Litigation solicitor with Stephen Jacques Stone James
Admitted to the NSW Bar read with BC Oslington QC
Appointed Senior Counsel
ADR Mediation Course Sydney
Raoul Wilson is one of Australia’s Leading Equity Senior Counsel with particular reference to Wills and Estates. He has been listed as Leading Senior Counsel in Doyle’s Guide for Wills and Estate Litigation Barristers, New South Wales each year since 2016 .
Raoul’s specialty is advising and appearing both at first instance on appeal and in the High Court in unique, complex and high profile contested Wills cases, often involving disputes between family interests, charities and competing corporate entities. Raoul advises and appears in matters throughout Australia. His expertise also extends to advising and appearing in Protective matters in the Supreme Court of New South Wales on behalf of both the Protected person and other parties.
Raoul has a particular interest in the intersection between Probate, Protective matters and the jurisdiction of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia where the jurisdictions are seen to complement and affect each other. This can be seen at a pre-trial stage where his skill is in the development of a strategy designed to avoid costly and protracted litigation or at the hearing stage with matters running concurrently in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia or in one court after a cross-vesting application.
He also appears at first instance in the Family Court of Australia (now the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia) and the Full Court of the Court in disputes involving company directors, creditors, trustees in bankruptcy and third party equitable interests.
Raoul also customarily appears both at first instance and on appeal in Equity, Real Property and Commercial matters in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Federal Court of Australia.
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 also presents papers in the area on behalf of the leading MCLE providers. 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’s interests outside the law include undertaking challenging bushwalks, bird watching and gardening.