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 is experienced in dealing with personal injury claims including industrial disease and professional negligence. He has been instructed in RTA personal-injury cases and special damages claims, employer’s liability and credit-hire matters. He has experience in advising clients on liability and quantum. He is regularly instructed on Actions Against the Police and claims against the State for injuries or abuse sustained whilst in lawful custody.

As well as dealing with multi-track and fast-track trials, Chris also has experience of dealing with interlocutory and preliminary hearings, including set aside judgment, seeking summary or default judgment. He has also previously been instructed to deal with committal applications.

Contact Christopher’s clerks

Dan Foulger on 01642 232523

Claire Gibson on 01642 232523

Emma Gibson on 01642 232523