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Chris Woodrow


0191 429 3838


Member of the Middle Temple

Member of the Institute of Licensing


University of Northumbria

LLB (Hons) - 2008

Bar Professional Training Course - 2016

Year of Call - 2016

Chris joined Chambers as a tenant in May 2024 following completion of his pupillage, which he undertook under the supervision of Lee Dowling. Chris has already built a wealth of experience across all of NSQB's fields of practice and is keen to continue developing his expertise. During his practising pupillage, he accepted instructions in final and contested hearings and has proven himself highly adept as a trial advocate. 



Family law


Chris accepts instructions in both public and private children law proceedings (adoption, foster care, interim care orders, child arrangements orders, prohibited steps orders and specific issue orders). Chris is also regularly instructed in applications for non-molestation orders and occupation orders.


Financial remedy matters – Chris regularly accepts instructions in First Directions Appointments, Financial Dispute Resolution hearings and final hearings.


Civil / commercial


Following his call to the Bar, Chris gained considerable experience as a county court advocate for a national advocacy service provider, appearing in more than 1200 county court hearings in an extensive range of civil matters including lender services, mortgage possession, landlord and tenant, debt recovery and enforcement, consumer credit, insolvency, personal injury and small claim trials.




Prior to his call to the Bar and simultaneously with his 5 years as a county court advocate, Chris worked for almost 10 years as a licensing consultant, specialising in taxi licensing, providing advice, assistance and representation before local authority committees and sub-committees. He has extensive experience of dealing with local authorities throughout England on licensing issues including enforcement, policy issues, fee setting and appeals against revocation of licenses. Chris is a contributing author to Lexis PSL on licensing matters.


Chris also accepts instructions in relation to alcohol licensing including appeals against refusal / revocation of premises licenses.


Chris has a keen interest in all areas of regulatory law including the currently developing area of aesthetic practice licensing.

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