Edward has practised since 1973 in the field of general commercial and chancery dispute resolution and advice. He co-founded his previous Chambers, 11 Stone Buildings, in 1975 and was Head of Chambers from October 2004 until January 2015. He joined Enterprise Chambers in October 2015. He has sat as a Recorder since 2000. Although the vast majority of his work comes from solicitors or foreign lawyers, he does also undertake licensed and public access work.
Over the years he has established a formidable reputation and has become highly respected, appearing in many reported decisions ranging from the House of Lords and Privy Council to the Court of Appeal and courts of first instance. Whilst his practice concentrates on the areas of commercial contracts of all kinds (both domestic and international), partnerships and LLPs, company and insolvency, professional negligence and civil fraud, within those areas his practice is wide-ranging, which enables him to advise and act with confidence in multidisciplinary cases.
His experience and expertise gained over many years of practice means that he is regularly instructed in cases which would otherwise require the services of a QC. Moreover, he is noted for combining an excellent legal brain, good judgement, tactical acumen, commerciality and a very approachable manner with an extremely conscientious approach towards research and preparation, persuasively presented and carefully crafted paperwork and forceful and astute advocacy of the highest standard. His skills and reputation in all these aspects and the truly excellent service which he provides are reflected by the testimonials of him included in recent years in the legal directories.
Those descriptions have included references to his having “one of the most incisive legal brains at the Bar”; being “a tactical and polished advocate”; “having a delightful manner with clients”; being “a delight to work with” and a “star in all areas”, with “the ability to call things correctly”; producing “written work which is second to none”; bringing “strong commercial understanding to a case”; being “very thorough, bright and quite formidable”; and offering “excellent legal analysis combined with shrewd commercial judgment”.