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Durham Law School

Staff Profiles

Mr Christopher Wood

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After graduating with his LL.B (HONS) Law Degree Chris went to Nottingham Law School to complete the Bar Vocational Course. In July 2008 he qualified as a Barrister having been 'Called to the Bar' by the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn, since then he has been in private practice. Chris continues to represent a large number of high profiled clients' across the country in various areas of civil litigation including property, consumer and commercial law and bankruptcy and insolvency to name a few.

In 2009 Chris came to the University of Durham to study on the LL.M Masters programme, having successfully completed his studies he decided to remain at Durham and study for a Ph.D. He was appointed a College Tutor by Hatfield College and works with a number of societies and clubs within the University. 


Chris started his Ph.D in October 2010 under the supervision of Professor Helen Fenwick, of the Law Department, and Dr Louise Amoore, of the Geography Department. He was awarded the Social Science and Health Interdisciplinary Scholarship and his thesis involves the examination of 'Risk Assessment, Counter-Terrorism Law and Policy, and Human Rights'; specifically Chris will be 'Assessing the UK's Pre-emptive and Preventative Measures of Countering Terrorism, Interaction with Articles 5 and 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and the Potential Role of Risk Assessment'.

Group Membership

  • Human Rights Centre
  • Law and Conflict at Durham
  • Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association

Research Interests

  • Criminal Law including Terrorism
  • Fraud and Financial Crime
  • Human Rights

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