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Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Contact

Contact with chambers should be made through the Practice Management Team. They are happy to discuss client requirements and provide further information on such matters as the expertise and experience of individual members, fees, working practices and languages spoken. We have members able to work in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Greek and Chinese (Mandarin).

Outside working hours, a member of our team is always available to be contacted on matters of an urgent nature. Contact should be made using the Chambers main number or email.

To contact our Singapore office, please contact our BD Director, Asia, Rachel Foxton. Out of office hours calls will automatically be diverted to our clerking team in London.

London

20 Essex Street
London
WC2R 3AL

enquiries@twentyessex.com
t: +44 20 7842 1200
DX 0009 Lond/Chan Lane

Singapore

28 Maxwell Road
#02-03
Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120

singapore@twentyessex.com
t: +65 62257230

Sir Michael Wood

Sir Michael Wood

Call: 1968

Languages: French; German; Italian; Spanish (all proficient)

Sir Michael is a member of the United Nations (UN) International Law Commission. He was the principal Legal Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) between 1999 and 2006. During his 35 years as an FCO lawyer, Michael attended many international conferences, including the UN Conference on the Law of the Sea. He spent three years at the UK Mission to the UN in New York, dealing chiefly with Security Council matters.

Since leaving the FCO in 2006, Sir Michael has acted for many governments in cases before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and inter-state arbitral tribunals. He has written extensively on public international law.

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International Court of Justice

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

Inter-State arbitration

International Criminal Court

Inter-State conciliation

Investment arbitration

European Court (and Commission) of Human Rights

Court of Justice of the European Union

English Courts

Evidence to parliamentary and other inquires

FCO career

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Education

An outstanding international lawyer.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2020

Excellent and extremely responsive, and gives solid and practical legal advice.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

He has a terrific feel for the politics involved, and for the tactical maneuvering of disputes.

Chambers UK Bar 2020

Very experienced and knowledgeable. He has a direct and practical knowledge of how international law functions.

Chambers UK Bar 2019

Excellent, with a smooth and emollient advocacy style.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2018

One of the very top for public international law.

The Legal 500 UK Bar 2017

He is a star individual because he is a silk that never took silk – everyone else in the list is a mere mortal.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

Outstanding law of the sea expert.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

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