Year Of Call: 1973
Edward was head of Chambers for 9 years until 2007.
He is identified as a leading practitioner in several areas in both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. His practice includes professional negligence, clinical negligence, personal injury, education, police claims, public law and claims arising from the Human Rights Act. He has been instructed in a large number of the leading cases in these areas over the last 10 years.
The Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2015 and the Legal 500 2014 directories describe him as follows:
"He's wonderfully client-friendly as he's terribly calm and measured. In fraught situations he creates an atmosphere of calm and confidence, and he must be one of the most charming and polite men on the earth - in negotiations he's never aggressive, just very clear, firm and incredibly clever."
"Very helpful, and always returns urgent calls."
"I feel he really outgunned our opponents."
"He is simply the best public authority PI silk - no one can touch him. He has a good grasp of the law and his manner in court is commanding. Judges respect and listen to him."
He is a contributor to ‘Local Authority Liability’ (Morrell and Foster) (4th Edition). In 2006 he was a special adviser to the Department of Constitutional Affairs on the Compensation Culture.
Edward was awarded the Outstanding Achievement award at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2010 and the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year award in The Chambers Bar Awards 2009.