Kim Wilson

Year of Call: 2022
Email Address: [email protected]
Telephone: 0121 289 4333

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Kim Wilson is a barrister and probationary tenant/3rd Six pupil, specialising in employment and discrimination cases. He joined 3PB in October 2023, having completed a common law pupillage at another large chambers in Birmingham. Kim has a vast array of experience well beyond his year of call, with particular expertise across military and policing activities, giving him in-depth
knowledge of these systems and a true eye for detail.

Kim is a former Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) in UK airborne forces, who was deployed in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He worked in various roles including IED search and mentoring of local police in team leader roles.

His focus and caseload as a barrister is primarily employment and discrimination law. His personal experiences give him a real insight into this area of expertise, and his empathy, maturity, and commercial awareness are much-commented on by clients and at tribunals. Kim was regularly instructed by a large police authority client and various local authorities during his pupillage, providing a true understanding of the needs of such organisations. He is now in an excellent position to represent both claimant or respondent clients.

Kim is experienced in mediation in employment cases and has ADR experience in county court claims as well as experiencing all county court tracks in his original 12-month pupillage, giving him an excellent foundation for his practice and meaning clients can expect pragmatism and sensible representation throughout.

As an LL.B student, Kim did pro bono work in the employment tribunal and county court small claims track, often in support of fellow military veterans. His tenacity and impressive knowledge of employment law resulted in him gaining a large settlement for a disability discrimination claimant, despite the respondent rail operator being represented by a law firm partner.

Kim has also experienced the full range of Court Martial hearings in his pupillage, including a trial before the newly-legislated six-member Court Martial board, and a three-day summary appeals court case, which attracted significant public interest. He worked as a junior to King’s Counsel and a Senior Junior advocate, highly experienced in Court Martial cases, providing Kim with excellent experience in the jurisdiction and his wider practice. Kim understands this unique employment and disciplinary system and its associated military terminology, but he is also acutely aware of the career and life consequences faced by service personnel in trial.

Kim has been very active with pro bono work, volunteering for Advocate since pupillage; earning him their “Pupil Pledge.” He has successfully assisted dozens of people, mostly fellow veterans. He is particularly passionate about assisting the Military community and supporting 3PB’s commitment to the Armed Forces as an Armed Forces Covenant signatory.