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David Wilde is a Director of Chilcotts Law.
David Wilde, a natural talent first became interested in law whilst studying History at school. Educated in Winchester, David progressed through college and onto University to gain his Law degree. Whilst at University David became involved in debating and mooting competitions and went on to represent the University at County level reaching the debate finals before eminent peers including Lord Templeman.
David’s career in law started off in West Sussex where he was then living and took off after obtaining articles in London working for Bazley White & Co, now part of Bracher Rawlins in Chancery Lane. David would often be involved with work in the High Court of Justice as a trainee and this cut his teeth for the future. David was admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales in 1996.
David was married in 1997 and after a brief period working in the Company Commercial department of Moore & Blatch Solicitors in Southampton, settled down in Devon, joining Charles Sainter and Peter Willetts at Chilcotts Solicitors. David’s experience in London proved invaluable and his career blossomed.
In 2003 David ventured north to Scotland to re-qualify as a solicitor passing his Scottish Solicitor exams first time and he became admitted to the Law Society of Scotland and with that became a Notary Public. David still maintains his Scottish qualification and Notary Public status. With the arrival of his first child David moved back to Tavistock to re-join Chilcotts and was soon made a partner in the firm heading up the civil and criminal litigation department. With Charles Sainter retiring in 2005 David took over the mantle with Peter Willetts and worked to expand the private client department.
David soon established himself as a team player amongst the other businesses and has achieved success in many of his cases representing clients including being part of the team taking cases as high as the Supreme Court in London. In 2009 David was nominated and became a finalist in the Law Society Excellence awards Solicitor in private practice category.
Peter Willetts retired in 2010 and since then David has headed up the firm and with his drive and ambition has constantly looked for ways to move the firm forward as a business and to ensure ongoing client satisfaction. David’s tenacity ensured Chilcotts became the first firm to obtain the Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation in 2012.
Naturally, David is keen to progress and diversify his successful business model and has been a key part of the successful strategy of teaming up with the established firm Chilcotts Law in 2016 ensuring that together, the firms now known as Chilcotts Law, can offer a diverse and far reaching service to its existing and potential future clients both at local and national level. David now heads up the private client department and will continue to meet the ongoing challenges facing the legal market place both as business owner and solicitor with his ever expanding team of expert staff.
In his spare time David has managed to complete a charity cycle ride from Cornwall to Paris in 2010 with Discover Adventure and soon after in 2012 completed his solo ride from Cornwall to Rome in just 2 weeks. Notwithstanding these epic achievements David has also found time to complete his PADI diving course in 2014 and is currently undertaking his private pilots licence.