Neil Wilson

Managing Partner at Chadwick Lawrence Solicitors

Neil Wilson is the Managing Partner at Chadwick Lawrence and was awarded the prestigious Managing Partner of the Year Award at the Yorkshire Legal Awards in October 2016 and highly commended in the same category at the Modern Law Awards in 2018. Neil completed a law degree (LLB) in 1996 and qualified as a solicitor in 1998. This is Neil’s second career after leaving a previous job as a manager in a large organisation and he is now a Partner at Chadwick Lawrence.

Neil specialises in sports law and employment law, working for many of the regions top organisations and sports clubs, including Kwik Fit, Stapletons Tyre Services Limited, Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Town Football Club.

Neil is a regular and prominent speaker on employment law and people management matters at business events, drawing on his experience from developing Chadwick Lawrence’s employment law training material and delivering this material on behalf of the team.

Neil has been at the forefront of driving forward the culture change at Chadwick Lawrence and with input from all colleagues developing a clear vision for the practice supported by a series of core values which together are known as “The Chadwick Lawrence Way”. His presentation on this culture change journey is always very well received. In November 2017 Chadwick Lawrence were voted Employer of the Year at the Examiner Business Awards, a great accolade recognising the hard work all colleagues have put in to achieve this. Neil is keen to embrace new technology and thrives in a paperlite environment helping him to have no fixed office base and as such he works from all of our offices across West Yorkshire.

Neil likes to keep fit by regularly attending the gym and taking part in long distance walking challenges and charity runs. Having completed a number of marathons he tends to stick to 10k races nowadays. Formerly a semi-professional drummer he still likes to keep his hand in to the annoyance of his wife and neighbours!



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