William Wood, QC

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS [fa icon="caret-right"]
  • ABTA v BA, Virgin, and Lufthansa, dispute over travel agents' commission on airline tickets
  • Advising on application to CAA concerning runway extension at a major regional airport
  • British Airways/Cityflyer merger, appeared for BA before Competition Commission on merger inquiry
  • British Airways/the European Commission, travel agents' commissions Article 82 complaint to the European Commission
  • British Sugar v NEI, interpretation of consequential loss limitation clause in engineering contract
  • Cementation v Aegon, interpretation of insurance policy in engineering project
  • Coral UK v Rechtman, liability of company director where company non-existent
  • CTI v Oceanus, non-disclosure in insurance contract
  • Dispute between certain leading bookmakers and TurfTV over the supply of live television pictures to betting shops
  • Dispute between the British Waterways Board and the British Marine Federation over the structure of the marina industry
  • Fitzgerald v Williams, international art fraud
  • Glo-lite v Jasper Conran, dispute over termination of manufacturing license
  • Helicopter crash, private arbitration
  • In re Firm X, solicitor's conflict of interest
  • Kegworth Air Crash
  • Killick v Goss, application of Warsaw convention to helicopter crash
  • Killick v Rendall, construction of travel insurance policy
  • Lloyd's litigation, Wellington, Janson Green, and Secretan claims
  • New Hampshire v Strabag Bau, Brussels Convention
  • Pangood v Barclay Brown, duty of Lloyds broker to explain policy terms
  • Polynesian v Tonga, airport security/stowaways Court of Appeal of Tonga
  • Protea Leasing Ltd v Royal Air Cambodge Co Ltd, economic tort claim
  • Saipem & Conoco v Dredging VO, liability of dredger owners for damage to pipeline
  • Bencher, Middle Temple
  • Member, Bar of Tonga
  • Accredited CEDR mediator
  • Member, CEDR Faculty
  • Member, PIM Senior Mediators
  • Mediator, Sport Resolutions (UK)
  • Vice Chair and Member, Board of the Civil Mediation Council


  • "Juggling Act," The Lawyer
  • "Opinion: Halsey v Milton Keynes," The Lawyer
  • "Mediation: The Next Ten Years," Master's Lecture to the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators subsequently published in the Chartered Institute Journal, 2007
  • "My Toughest Mediation," The Mediator Magazine
  • "When Girls Go Wild: The Debate Over Mediation Privilege," The Mediator Magazine
BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION [fa icon="caret-right"]
  • Queen's Counsel, 1998
  • Bar Finals, Council of Legal Education, London, 1980
  • Master of Laws degree, Harvard Law School, 1979
  • Kennedy Scholarship, Harvard Law School, 1978
  • B.C.L., Oxford University, First class, 1978
  • B.A. in law, Oxford University, First class, 1977
  • Open scholarship to Worcester College, Oxford University, 1974


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Bill Wood QC "is another of the undisputed big names of mediation...particularly when it comes to large-scale financial services and insurance matters." 

Legal 500, 2014