Our role provides an opportunity to make a difference. Often our work sees us supporting families who have lost a loved one in unexplained or suspicious circumstances. Our clients enter a world which is beyond their normal experience. It has always been my privilege to be trusted to represent them at those times and provide the answers they seek.
Get to Know Terry
Terry has worked in law since 1981, working for both claimants and defendants before specialising in Public Inquiries and Inquests. He qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1986 and was admitted as a solicitor in 1997.
He was one of the original solicitors instructed to represent families at the Second Hillsborough Inquests and supported our legal teams at inquests into the deaths of the four young men murdered by serial killer Stephen Port, and Jack Barnes of Hull, who died after being restrained by guards at a rail station.
He is motivated to find the truth following a tragedy as his brother was a survivor of the Hillsborough disaster. Terry’s cases are often covered by the national media and he has made numerous television and radio appearances to discuss the legal aspect of his cases.
It is always difficult to select a case as the highlight of a career as I have been lucky enough to have so many, all for differing reasons.
For ceremonial and professional reasons, Knowles v Liverpool City Council was memorable as I was able to witness the inner workings of the Court of Appeal and The House of Lords.
For client care reasons, the Manchester Arena Bombing Inquiry has been memorable as the clients I have represented will forever be close to my heart, and part of my extended family.
However, I would always choose Hillsborough as the legal highlight. In more than 40 years in law, I have never witnessed such raw emotion as when the jury read out its verdict. To witness the families who fought so hard and for so long receive recognition in their fight for justice reduced many of the hardened lawyers to tears.
I, along with the other family lawyers received professional recognition for this work and was awarded Legal Aid Lawyer of the year.
I always try to go above and beyond what a client expects. I was brought up in an inner city and as the youngest child of a Liverpool docker was taught to fight for the rights of the less fortunate. I try to fulfil this with every case that I come across.
Awarded Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award following work on Hillsborough Second Inquest.
Nominated for Solicitor of the Year at the 2023 Manchester Legal Awards.
Terry is sensible, very client-focused and professional. He is very focused on ensuring clients get proper advice and listens to them and how they would like to get there. – Chambers and Partners 2023
He is fabulous – so helpful and knowledgeable. – Chambers and Partners 2023
Terry Wilcox is a standout solicitor. He runs a tight ship, supports his team of solicitors, trainees and caseworkers and gets the best out of them. He is excellent with clients. – Legal 500 2023
I am a keen runner and mountain climber and have completed the Snowdon marathon 19 times mostly for the charities Breast Cancer Care and MND. I have also completed the Welsh 14 Peak Challenge 11 times mostly for personal reasons but also for the Charity Zoe’s Place a charity that provides care for terminally ill children. I’ve also helped Hudgells raise £100,000 for the Martin’s Mountain charity.