William Wood QC

William Wood QC
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Who's Who Legal Mediation

Bill Wood is the Who’s Who Legal Mediation Lawyer of the Year 2018

He now practises as a full-time commercial mediator, still from Brick Court Chambers, handling some 80 cases each year, many of them in overseas jurisdictions.

Bill was educated at Oxford and Harvard before going to the London Bar in 1980. He became a QC in 1998 and spent in all some 25 years as a commercial litigator. He is a tenant at leading London set Brick Court Chambers.

He mediates a wide range of large-scale commercial disputes centred on banking, financial services, oil and gas, and insurance, as well as professional negligence, construction and engineering, IT, competition and regulation, employment and discrimination, human rights, intellectual property, and planning disputes. He works abroad to an increasing extent and has mediated in Hong Kong, Paris, Geneva, Barcelona, Dubai, Nairobi, Johannesburg, Mexico, Singapore and New York.

Bill is the ADR representative on the Civil Justice Council. He teaches mediation as part of the CEDR faculty and writes on mediation matters for The Lawyer, Counsel, Insurance Day and The Mediator Magazine, as well as lecturing and consulting on mediation matters. He sits as an arbitrator and arbitrates (and mediates) for the ICC. He is the WWL 2018 Mediation Lawyer of the Year.

Bill is married with two children and lives in Oxfordshire.

WWL says: William Wood QC is held up as “the number one mediator in the UK today” by clients and peers. He brings his “rare blend of good humour, professionalism and experience” to an expansive scope of international disputes.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Commercial Mediation which can be purchased from our Shop.

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