Qualified in 1996. Worked as assistant solicitor at Lewis Nedas before being made a partner in 2010.
Has defended many high profile and complex prosecution brought by SFO; FCA; Special Casework CPS; SOCA; City of London Fraud Squad.
Regularly ranked as leading individual Chambers UK.
The Legal 500 2021 rankings say 'Keith Wood is tactically astute and great with clients', ‘Keith Wood delivers robust, practical, well-thought out advice and is generally excellent’ and 'Keith Wood has a keen eye for detail and is excellent with clients.'
Recent and current cases:
Professional Memberships: LCCSA.
Born January 1970, Educated at Hull University and College of Law. Married with two children. Resides in Surrey.
"Keith Wood [is] 'top drawer'."
(The Legal 500: Fraud, 2011)
"Keith Wood is 'a terrific organiser of large-scale cases, and a redoubtable fighter'."
(The Legal 500: Crime, 2011)
"Keith Wood wins plaudits for his work across a range of serious crime. Of late, he has handled an alleged importation of 30 kg of heroin and a USA Ponzi fraud-related extradition request."
(Chambers UK: Crime, 2012)
"Keith Wood 'goes that extra mile for clients'."
(The Legal 500: Crime, 2012)
"Keith Wood ‘never gives up’"
(The Legal 500: Crime, 2013)
“On personal note, I'd just like to thank you for your advice during what was an incredibly stressful time for me. I appreciate you were doing your job however I would never have imagined being in the situation I found myself in and therefore really appreciated your guidance and reassurance.”
“Thank you for all your help - your pastoral care certainly helped us through this very difficult period.”
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“I was put in touch with Lewis Nedas Law through a mutual friend and I was not disappointed. The team were nothing but straight forward, honest and realistic about the nature of my case and the expected outcome from the minute I got in contact and were willing to take over from the previous company at very short notice. With their unrivalled experience and expertise in their profession the outcome was even better than expected and I couldn’t recommend them enough.”