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Essex Court Chambers

Living Wage
24 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3EG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7813 8080
DX:
320 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.essexcourt.com
London, Singapore

Emily Wood

Tel:
Work 020 7813 8000
Email:
Essex Court Chambers (Essex Court Chambers)

Position

Has a broad commercial practice in line with chambers’ profile. Focused on heavyweight commercial litigation and arbitration, often with an international dimension. Other areas of expertise include commercial fraud, company law, insurance and reinsurance, media and entertainment, and partnership law. In 2010 named as one of the ten Stars of the Bar under ten years call by ‘Legal Week’ (October 2010) – quotes instructing solicitors as having described Emily as ‘fabulous, bright, calm, commercial and great to work with’. Frequently instructed in arbitrations or litigation being conducted abroad. Called to the bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) and admitted to practise in the Dubai International Financial Centre. Recent work includes advising on a £574m dispute between 22 pension funds and a number of large, but confidential, arbitrations.

Career

Qualified 2006, Middle Temple; former supervisor in company law Peterhouse, Cambridge and tutor in contract law, King’s College, London.

Languages

French.

Member

COMBAR; LCCBA; FSLA.

Education

St George’s School, Edinburgh; Downing College, Cambridge (MA (Hons) Law 1st Class); Brasenose College, Oxford (BCL).


London Bar

Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

Within: Leading Juniors

Emily Wood - Essex Court ChambersHas excellent judgement across the whole spectrum of skill sets.

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International arbitration: counsel

Within: Leading Juniors

Emily Wood - Essex Court ChambersExceptionally bright, strategic and commercial in approach.

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Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Within: Art and cultural property - Leading Juniors

Emily Wood - Essex Court ChambersShe is very smart and offers excellent strategic advice.

Within: Media and entertainment (including art and cultural property)

Highlighted as an ‘outstanding set’, Essex Court Chambers has ‘a top reputation’ in the arts and cultural property sector. As well as being ‘very commercial on fees’, the set offers ‘quick responses and great strength in depth’. Work highlights include Joe Smouha QC’s continued instruction to defend an art dealer in a criminal complaint filed in the principality of Monaco, and Emily Wood’s representation of Sotheby’s in several matters, including a $10m claim relating to alleged forgery of work by the Golden Age painter, Frans Hals.

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