John Fritzgerald Wilson is a commercial litigation attorney whose areas of expertise include Admiralty litigation, trust litigation, and fraud recovery involving the tracing and recovery of stolen assets. In addition to his litigation work, Mr Wilson advises several of the larger Bahamian trust companies and is actively engaged in the firm’s work in the private client area, advising high net worth individuals on the use of various offshore products.
Following his education at the University of Buckingham in England, he was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales and the Bahamas Bar in 1994. He was also admitted to the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn of the United Kingdom. Mr Wilson was admitted to partnership in the firm in 2001 and is currently a member of the Bahamas Bar Council. He was the first Bahamian to appear as lead counsel during the Privy Council’s historic first sitting in The Bahamas, and he was commended by the Law Lords for the skill with which he presented his client’s case.
Mr Wilson is the contributing editor for the Bahamas chapter of the English version of the International Real Estate Handbook published by John Wiley & Sons, a publication directed to high net worth Europeans and their professional advisers, a contributing editor to Carter-Ruck on Libel and Privacy and a contributing editor to ADR and Trusts. Mr Wilson regularly writes articles and delivers speeches in his field.