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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.'

VHCC supervisor.

Recent and current cases:

  • PB v Spain - Monumental extradition victory in the divisional court in case involving MI5 and Spanish intelligence
  • R v P and others – Ponzi fraud, value in excess of £100 million, described as being the UK’s equivalent to the Madoff scheme;
  • R v B and others - complex multi-handed money laundering/kidnap prosecution involving central plot to defraud the London clearing banks;
  • R v H  – substantial tax credit fraud;
  • R v A and others – large scale multi million mortgage fraud;
  • R v A  – Operation Eaglewood – money laundering / drugs prosecution to the value of £100 million;
  • R v H - particularly complex fraud confiscation proceedings; Crown sought the recovery of £4 million, proceedings spanned over four years which were eventually discontinued;
  • R v P - multi-handed murder trial, only defendant to be acquitted;
  • R v Y – very high profile class A drugs conspiracy re-trial;
  • R v G – defended one of Baybasin organisation (extortion);
  • R v M – defended a director of QPR concerning allegations of kidnap of Paladini – acquitted;
  • R v Cash – conviction overturned in Court of Appeal, fresh evidence;
  • R v W – enforcement of outstanding POCA sums stayed as an abuse of process.

Professional Memberships: LCCSA.



Born January 1970, Educated at Hull University and College of Law. Married with two children. Resides in Surrey.


Top Ranked Lawyers: Legal 500 

Celebrating 39 years of practice in 2021, we are leaders in criminal defence, serious fraud, serious crime and many other areas of legal practice. We have been involved in many leading cases over the last 35+ years and are well known for our genuinely high acquittal rate and overall success rate. Please click the Legal 500 logo below for more information about our rankings.

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