Graeme Wood Gray's Inn; King's Inns Dublin

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member

General Information

Graeme Wood is a senior and experienced barrister with a reputation as a highly effective and articulate advocate. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales by Gray's Inn in 1984 and to the Bar of Ireland by King's Inns Dublin in 2020.

His expertise is in contentious contract (commercial and consumer), matrimonial finance, involving all areas of the matrimonial causes legislation and other family law matters, fitness to practice proceedings, matters involving cross border issues and foreign law, business tenancy and service charge disputes, personal injury litigation and applications and drafting under the civil procedure rules. He provides representation, drafting and advocacy in all these areas. 

With extensive advocacy experience before UK courts and tribunals, Graeme combines a high level of forensic skill and attention to detail, with an ability to effectively analyse and communicate complex legal problems. He has recently been involved in permission to appeal proceedings before the United Kingdom Supreme Court in matters on Appeal from the Court of Session in Scotland.

Graeme regularly takes instructions under the Bar Council Direct Access scheme. He has 35 years’ PQE which included training in a leading commercial set in London.

Areas of law

Contentious Contract

Business Law

Matrimonial Finance

Other Family Law

Fitness to Practice

Civil Procedure Rules

Contentious Probate & Wills

Business Tenancy

Travel & Holiday Claims

Professional Negligence  

Interim Applications

Education-Related Disputes 




‘Excellent...Graeme has sifted through complex judgments and distilled them into easily understandable principles. He has been engaging, charismatic and has produced great practical examples and a structured approach for analysing the key issues.’

Melanie McGuirk, Partner Pannone Corporate LLP


‘The Great Repeal Lie – Civil Jurisdiction & judgments in a post-Brexit landscape’ – March 2017 ‘To appear or not to appear, that is the question – Avoiding submission to the jurisdiction of a foreign court’ – – March 2017 ‘Are asymmetric jurisdiction clauses the antithesis of exclusive jurisdiction clauses under Brussels I Recast’ February 2017 ‘Derogating from party choice of applicable law under Rome I’ – January 2017 ‘Unjust enrichment and the Rome II Regulation’ – October 2016 ‘Supreme court Justices furnish their decision in celebrity privacy case’ – June 2016 ‘Enforcing foreign default judgments in England and Wales – avoiding jurisdictional red herrings’ – June 2016 ‘Penalising the penaliser- penalties doctrine survives assassination attempt in Supreme Court’ June 2016 ‘Elements of arrest of vessels in Spain’ Hull Claims Analysis vol 5 issues 5 & 6 ‘The substance and procedure of suing for cargo damage in Spain’ Cargo Claims Analysis vol 5 issue 3 ‘Pre-trial security measures under Spanish and English law’ Cargo Claims Analysis vol 5 issue 6 ‘Title insurance in overseas time-share holiday schemes’ Insurance and Reinsurance Law International vol 7 issue 1 ‘Third party rights against P & I associations’ Insurance and Reinsurance law International vol 6 issue 7 & 8 ‘A ship owners’ liability for defective vessels – a legislative lacuna’ Hull Claims Analysis vol 4 issue 4 ‘A lacuna remedied – the Derbyshire in the Lords’ Hull Claims Analysis vol 4 issue 4 ‘Late claims against insolvent insurers’ Insurance & Reinsurance Law International vol 4 issue 10 ‘Concurrent causation in California’ Insurance & Reinsurance law International vol 4 issue 12 ‘The maritime lien under US and English law – a comparative study’ Cargo Claims Analysis vol 4 issue 10

Graeme Wood

phone01823 247 247

Qualified in 1984