Bill Wood : Mediator

"Solicitors are full of praise for his 'commercial approach' , 'innovative problem-solving', 'strong intellect' and 'disarming sense of humour'."1

Bill was educated at Oxford and Harvard before going to the Bar in 1980. He became a QC in 1998.

He now practises as a full-time mediator from Brick Court Chambers handling some 80 cases each year.

In the main he mediates large-scale commercial disputes centring on banking, financial services and insurance. But he has experience of a wide range of work including professional negligence, competition and regulation, employment and discrimination, intellectual property and planning disputes. He works abroad to an increasing extent and mediated in Hongkong three times last year. He has also worked in Paris, Dubai and New York.

Bill Wood is a member of the board of the CMC (the Civil Mediation Council of England and Wales), Chair of the CMC's Accreditation Committee and , following the retirement of Sir Henry Brooke in February of this year, he is currently its Chair.

He teaches mediation as part of the CEDR faculty and writes on mediation matters for The Lawyer and Themediatormagazine. He also sits as an arbitrator and arbitrates (and mediates) for the ICC.

Bill is married with two children and lives in Oxfordshire.

Full CV at Brick Court Chambers

To retain Bill to act as a mediator or inquire as to his availability please call Kate on 0207 520 9813 or email

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1 Chambers and Partners 2011