David Wood > Chambers of P Mendelle QC, G Carter-Stephenson QC & J Dein QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of P Mendelle QC, G Carter-Stephenson QC & J Dein QC
25 Bedford Row

Living Wage


.David specialises in criminal and regulatory law and is recognised as a leading individual in both Crime (General) and Professional Discipline and Regulatory Law.

David is the former Secretary of the Criminal Bar Association and member of the Advocacy Training Committee for the Inner Temple. He is a tenacious and hard-hitting advocate who has established a very strong track record, both as a led junior and acting alone, in matters of great weight and complexity. He combines a genuine flair for advocacy with a common-sense approach and a dedication to careful preparation, fostered by a year at Bindmans LLP before coming to the Bar.

David has a long-held commitment to the proper application of Human Rights law. He is a volunteer duty scheme advocate for the Asylum Support Appeals Project and has delivered training on the rule of law in Hargeisa, Somaliland, and to delegates in the UK from the African Prisons Project.


Called 2007




Secretary, Criminal Bar Association
Duty Advocate, Asylum Support Appeals Project
Advocacy Training Committee, Inner Temple
South Eastern Circuit
Lawyers for Liberty


MA (OXON) Worcester College, Oxford, GDL, BVC

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4

David Wood25 Bedford RowHe is tenacious and compassionate in equal measure.

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

David Wood25 Bedford RowHe is a rare combination of an excellent lawyer and a persuasive and attractive advocate, who also demonstrates excellent client care and is able to get along with everyone whilst always maintaining independence of position and mind. Clients appreciate his patient and considered approach.