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Simon Wood graduated from Durham University with a degree in Engineering. He was awarded a masters degree in Philosophy by the University of Bristol.
After a career in International Banking, Simon was called to the Bar in 2001 by the Middle Temple, who awarded him the Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize. Prior to that he had graduated from the Inns of Court School of Law with the highest overall mark in his year and was awarded the Scarman Scholarship and the Du Cann Memorial Prize for Excellence in Advocacy.
He has a wide-ranging practice in the fields of Criminal, Civil and Public Law and is a member of the South Eastern Circuit and the Kent Bar Mess.
Amongst those he acts for are Local Authorities in London and elsewhere; insurance companies and financial institutions. He both prosecutes and defends in criminal proceedings.