Joelson Wilson is a business orientated law firm which has been based in the heart of London’s West End for more than 50 years.
We focus on providing commercial legal services to entrepreneurs, small and medium sized enterprises and larger listed companies both in the UK and internationally.
Our enviable reputation in certain specialist areas of expertise is independently acknowledged by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners Guide to the Legal Profession.
History and Development
The firm was formed in 1956 by Alan Joelson as Joelson & Co. He was subsequently joined by Paul Wilson, resulting in the change of name to Joelson Wilson. Their over-riding vision when establishing the firm still continues today – to provide first class, proactive, partner-led legal advice with a specialist and in-depth understanding of each client’s business sector.
In the early 1980s the partnership expanded and continued to extend the scope and ambit of the firm’s work. Each partner who has joined over the years has been instrumental in the further development of the firm to the position that it holds today.
We now have seven partners and eleven other lawyers who provide practical and commercial legal advice in respect of the specialist areas referred to below.
We are proud of the fact that three of the partners started their legal careers as trainees at Joelson Wilson and that more than 45% of our other lawyers also trained here. Many of our support staff have also spent a large proportion of their working lives with the firm. This degree of staff retention engenders a level of continuity which assists us in providing an effective and consistent approach to client advice and is invaluable in developing long term relationships with clients.
In 2006 the firm relocated from New Cavendish Street to its current premises at Portland Place, designed by Robert Adam in the early 1770s as a “street of palaces”. A previous resident in the latter part of the nineteenth century was the 1st Earl of Selborne, a lawyer who, as Lord Chancellor, carried out a major reform of the English court system. More recently 30 Portland Place was the private residence of the art historian Lord Clark, best known for his pioneering television series “Civilisation”.
Joelson Wilson became a limited liability partnership on 1st May 2009.