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Who's Who Legal: 2011

Listed in The International Who's Who of Commercial Mediation 2011 as one of the ten "Most highly regarded individuals" internationally.

Chambers and partners

Year Tier Feedback
2012 1 "William Wood QC at the same set receives high praise for his absolutely charming, commercial and engaging" approach. Solicitors note his "ability to deal with almost any type of dispute," with one interviewee stating: "You know he is a safe pair of hands if there are complex issues involved."
2011 1 "praised for his "enormous charm, light touch and tremendous humanity." Wood is one of the most well-liked and respected mediators on the circuit"
2010 1 Solicitors are full of praise for his "commercial approach, innovative problem-solving, strong intellect and disarming sense of humour."
1 "fantastic" ,"he exudes energy and enthusiasm"
2009 1 "beyond the affable exterior, Wood's eagle-eyed perception and legal acuity enable him to plunge into the detail and tease out the finer points of the most complex disputes"
2009 a knack for bringing warring parties together."; "you go against him as an opponent, and you end up becoming his friend
2007 "A charismatic and engaging figure, Wood's elevated position in mediation circles is focussed on his "outstanding reputation" in insurance disputes. Peers note that he is "exceptional at establishing a rapport with parties". In part, this is due to a "relaxed and natural demeanour" that puts individuals at ease."

Legal 500

Year Tier Feedback
2012 1 The ‘excellent' William Wood QC of Brick Court Chambers wins huge respect for being ‘blunt and to the point' and for possessing a ‘very good, easy' and ‘no-nonsense style'. In addition, ‘he keeps the mediation process moving forward, and always has a mastery of the relevant facts and issues'. Wood handles the full range of matters, and has recently been involved in a multibillion-dollar mediation relating to derivative investments."
2011 1 Solicitors respect his ‘razor-sharp intellect', ‘clear distillation of the issues' and the air of ‘good-humoured professionalism' he brings to proceedings
2010 1 "The profile of William Wood QC of Brick Court Chambers continues to soar.
2009 1 "first-class" ,"charismatic", "incisive
2008 1 Bill Wood QC continues to impress big-name lawyers and law firms. His "unobtrusive" style allows "sophisticated parties to find solutions without feeling railroaded or coerced". Possessed of the charm to handle abrasive types with "sang froid", he is "probing and challenging" where required. Parties and advisers also find him "excellent company" and "thoroughly entertaining".
2008 1 "The "charming" and "charismatic" Bill Wood QC is hard to ignore, and makes the top tier of the rankings this year having built a substantial city fan base with his light, facilitative style. Crackling with confidence and energy, he is swift to gain the confidence of clients and uses humour to maintain momentum and alleviate tension in a broad range of commercial disputes."

Legal Week

Year Tier Feedback
2005 "...he trained as a mediator in 1999 and is increasingly coming to be regarded as a top-rate practitioner in that field, winning plaudits for his lightness of touch and good humour as a mediator."

The Racing Post

Year Tier Feedback
2008 Barrister Bill Wood will today assume the pivotal role in the legal battle being fought...over live pictures of British racing shown in betting shops...All parties have agreed to mediation which brings in the highly experienced Wood…"

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