Edward has a successful and wide-ranging practice and is listed as a leading individual in the 2019 and 2020 Legal 500 Directory for Court of Protection as "A well prepared and articulate advocate who is clearly on top of his papers.".
He specialises in a number of main areas: Clinical Negligence/Court of Protection/Family: children and finance. A rare example of such a broad specialism at the modern bar Edward is head of the Court of Protection team in Chambers.
Recent selected cases from each specialism include:
H v. H (HHJ Nathan) 2020: Acting for a husband in protecting a family business worth £10m+. Edward was led by Andrew Bagchi QC and successfully settled a long-running and important case. The case involved complicated company valuations and assessment of expert actuarial evidence.
Court of Protection:
CCG v. AF  EWCOP 16: Mostyn J: The central question was whether it was in AF’s best interests, a man in his 70s who suffered a stroke in 2016, to continue to receive clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH). Case conducted on Skype and concluded in 4 days.
HS  Cobb J and Lieven J High Court: Acting for HS by her deputies. An application for approval of a course of IVF for P
and consequential expenses by the Deputy. Heard in the High Court before Lieven J and Cobb J. Significant press coverage.
Rose v. Allianz (on-going): High Court: Acting for P, who sustained catastrophic brain injuries. Led by Giles Mooney QC in a claim valued in excess of £15m.
E v. OG : Family Court: Lead by Janet Bazely QC. A long running case involving 2 parents accused of inflicting significant injuries on their 6 week-old baby. 11 experts heard over the course of the hearing as to who caused the injuries.
Edward is qualified receive instructions via direct access, from members of the public and business.
Edward frequently lectures on legal issues and is a contributing author to a number of popular legal text books: Clinical Negligence Claims (Chapter on Consent) 2nd Edition; Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims (Chapters on Conduct and Character) 3rd Edition; Road Traffic Liability, 2nd Edition and Employment Tribunal Remedies 1st Edition.
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Edward acts mostly on behalf of seriously injured Claimants. Dealing with multiple and catastrophic injuries, brain injury, injuries arising at work (including ID) and claims arising out of sex abuse.
Edward has a particular specialism in appeals arising out of decisions made by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and he is a contributory author to the forthcoming text-book on Criminal Injury Claims (Begley).
As Head of the Court of Protection team he is sought out by solicitors across the country for his cross-expertise in personal injury and issues relating to a lack of capacity and deputyship.
Edward frequently appears at Inquests on behalf of families.
From births, cancer treatment and surgical procedures in general, Edward has a loyal following of solicitors.
Edward has a detailed knowledge of issues arising out of consent in medical procedures, having recently edited the chapter on consent in a leading text-book on clinical negligence. Edward is a member of AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents) and is Head of the Court of Protection Team. He frequently advises in cases involving issues relating to capacity and/or management of awards through trusts or deputyships.
By virtue of his broad practice Edward is often instructed to advise on the negligence of other professionals: spanning his practice areas from civil to family cases.
Most recently this has included:
Edward is sought out by solicitors and direct access clients alike for his calm and persuasive approach to cases involving relationship breakdown. He is the founder of Geras Consulting (www.gerasconsult.co.uk) that provides services direct to the public.
His civil expertise is particularly helpful when deconstructing complex medical evidence and cases requiring mathematical analysis. His work spans both private and public law.
Edward is currently head of the Court of Protection Team at 9 Gough Chambers. He has an academic interest in and is the co-author of a popular text-book dealing with consent and in particular, determining consent for treatment in cases of brain injury / incapacitious adults. Due to his serious injury/clinical negligence practice he is able to provide a unique perspective into cases straddling the civil and Court of Protection jurisdiction and is sought out by solicitors nationwide for this knowledge.