Edward’s practice centres on commercial, company and insolvency disputes, both in litigation and arbitration.
Edward has particular skill in dealing with fraud cases and financial issues, having formerly qualified as a chartered accountant in 1995. His expertise enables him to approach matters with an understanding of the practical realities of business and is applicable to a wide range of commercial disputes. Legal 500 recommends Edward for commercial litigation, fraud, insolvency and professional negligence calling him “very bright”, “with a keen eye for detail and … able to marshal a morass of evidence” and “a formidable cross-examiner”.
In addition to appearing in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, Edward has appeared in the High Court in Anguilla, the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal and the Privy Council and in the DIFC Courts in Dubai. He has also been involved in litigation in other off-shore jurisdictions and in Africa.
Edward has also acted as lead counsel in an ICSID Investor-State arbitration in Paris and previously in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, both in claims relating to the expropriation of foreign investments by state organs.
Edward is a DIFC (Dubai) Part II registered practitioner.
Areas of experience
Legal 500 2021 recommends Edward for commercial litigation, civil fraud, insolvency and professional negligence. Clients comment that ‘his judgment is always very reliable and he has the intellectual clout to intimidate most opponents.’ They also note that ‘Edward gives decisive advice which engenders confidence’ and is ‘extremely bright and being a qualified accountant, he brings an unmatched level of forensic analysis to complex insolvencies, especially where the company has tried to mask its dishonesty.’
- MA (Cantab)
- Chartered Accountant
- Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ACA)
- Bar of Anguilla
- Bar of the Dubai International Financial Centre
- Chancery Bar Association