Dr Christopher Wood

Year of call:



2017 - Durham University, Hatfield College Ph.D - "Risk Assessment, UK Counter-Terrorism Law & Policy, A Human Rights Based Approach"

2010 - Durham University, Hatfield College LL.M Master of Laws

2008 - Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Law School Bar Vocational Course - Very Competent

2007 - University of Derby, Derby Law School LL.B (Hons)


2011 - Pupil at Old Court Chambers, Middlesbrough

2013 - Tenant at Old Court Chambers, Middlesbrough

2014 - Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University, Newcastle

2020 - Old Court Chambers merges with PSQB


November 2019 - North Eastern Circuit Representative for Lincoln's Inn

December 2019 - CPS Panel - General Crime Grade 3

December 2019 - CPS Panel - POCA Specialist Grade 3

December 2019 - Serious Crime Specialist Grade 2


2013 - Present - North Eastern Circuit

2012 - Present - Criminal Bar Association

2010 - Present - Durham Human Rights Centre

2010 - Present - Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience

2013 - Present - Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

2015 - Present - Royal United Services Institute

Chris has an interest in Regulatory and Public Law matters. He has previously been instructed to give advice and draft applications seeking Judicial Review. His interests in public law and human rights practices were expanded into researching UK Counter-Terrorism Law and Human Rights through his Ph.D thesis entitled ‘Risk Assessment, Counter-Terrorism UK Law & Policy; A Human Rights-Based Analysis’ and continues to expand his interests within this field.

He has also represented Local Authorities in bringing prosecutions for various public safety and health regulation breaches. Chris has also previously defended those accused of animal cruelty in prosecutions brought by the RSPCA.

Chris has been instructed to represent clients at the Mental Health Review Tribunals.

Contact Christopher’s clerks

Dan Foulger on 01642 232523

Claire Gibson on 01642 232523

Emma Gibson on 01642 232523