Jeremy Wilding was educated at Hereford Cathedral School. He then read Law at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he was a choral scholar in the college’s famous choir, before entering private practice. He qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and has over 30 years’ experience. For most of his career he has advised primarily on civil litigation matters with particular emphasis in recent years on contentious probates and trusts. Historic areas of practice have included:

  • Contentious probate and trusts
  • Boundary and land disputes (up to Court of Appeal)
  • Product Liability claims (up to Court of Appeal)
  • Business disputes
  • Partnership/business agreements
  • Charity law and practice

From the summer of 2020 he has taken on the additional role of Hereford Diocesan Registrar.

The Diocesan Registrar is the Bishop of Hereford’s legal adviser as well as registrar of the diocesan synod – the governing council of the diocese. The role also involves giving legal advice on any decisions or issues including works to churches and churchyards across the diocese. He will also be responsible for providing advice to parishes and church officers on the variety of legal matters which arise from time to time in parish life-supporting hundreds of churchwardens, clergy and PCC members about their various roles and duties. From August 2020, this will become the principal focus of his work.

Appointments include:

  • Under Sheriff for Herefordshire
  • Latterly Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Three Choirs Festival Society
  • Former Chair of the Hereford Three Choirs Festival
  • Past President of the Herefordshire, Breconshire and Radnorshire Law Society
  • Sometime Visiting Tutor in Law, Magdalen College, Oxford
  • Member of the Ecclesiastical Law Society
  • Member of the Selden Society
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

In 2016 he was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty The Queen.



Hereford Diocesan Registry website:


"I would like to thank Jeremy Wilding, on my behalf and on behalf of all my family for his professionalism, for the kindness which he has shown, and for all the help he has given us throughout.” - Mr M

"Very professional" - Mr W, Ledbury

"Mr Wilding's help and advice were invaluable" - XYZ Trust, Herefordshire.

"We were very pleased with the satisfactory conclusion to the case and appreciated Mr Wilding's patience and efficiency" - Mrs H, Surrey.


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