Derek Wood CBE QC

Derek Wood CBE QC

IAA Co-Founder, Barrister
Falcon Chambers, London

Derek Wood has been a member of Falcon Chambers since 1965. He practice covers all aspects of commercial and residential property law, especially landlord and tenant. He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1978 and has sat as a Recorder and Deputy High Court Judge.  He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Chartered Arbitrator. He is a Bencher of the Middle Temple and was Treasurer in 2006. He has served as chairman or member of various Government advisory committees on property, planning, transport and rating and has been awarded the CBE for services to property law. He was Principal of St Hugh’s College Oxford from 1991 to 2002 and is an Honorary Fellow of St Hugh’s College and University College Oxford.

Between 2008 and 2011 Derek carried out reviews on behalf of the Bar Standards Board on the Bar Vocational Course, pupillage and Continuing Professional Development. His current role as Director of Advocacy Training in the Middle Temple keeps him up to date with the finest advocacy training and the most eminent trainers. Derek also chairs the Research and Development Committee of the Advocacy Training Council keeping on top of the latest training techniques and developments. His passion for advocacy training led him to co-found IAA three years ago, bringing first-class training to lawyers worldwide.

advocacy trainers

Cross and direct examination, opening and closing submissions, case theory and handling expert witnesses

arbitrator trainers

Preparing for the hearing, handling hearings with advocates and witnesses from different jurisdictions policing cross examination and ensuring an enforceable award

expert witness trainers

Preparation of your own report, conference to finalise the report and prepare for the hearing and withstanding cross examination on your own report.

witness of fact trainers

Learn what to expect if you are due to give evidence as a witness of fact. What is the best way of preparing for and withstanding cross examination.