Edward has a broad family practice, primarily specialising in disputes in relation to children but also retaining a niche but well-formed financial/property practice.
He mostly acts for local authorities in public law proceedings in cases involving complicated medical evidence arising out of non-accidental injury. Due to his significant civil practice, Edward is well used to dealing with medical experts and examining their evidence in Court.
In private family disputes, Edward is instructed in difficult and robustly fought disputes in relation to children, including international abduction and relocation cases, often against silks.
Notable Family Law cases
Re O (A Child: The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963)  EWHC 908 (Fam)
Edward successfully argued there was a discretion, in line with the child’s welfare, not to inform the consular authorities of a foreign state that a subject child was in proceedings. Guidance given by the High Court as to the extent of the local authority’s duties.
R v M : Keehan J
Successful response to an application for a return of a child from India. Successfully argued habitual residence and acquiescence.
LA v. K
Successfully established threshold facts arising from significant brain injuries sustained to a 2 year old child. Appeared unled against a leading QC. The case involved numerous experts and issues relating to blood clotting disorders and EDS.
E v OG
Led 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.
K v K
Against leading Counsel. Confidentiality agreement signed. International contact dispute.
Re: H (Hair strand testing) 2017 EWFC 64
The lead case on hair stranding testing in family proceedings.
Re: WCC & LBW v E,C,K & V EWFC 2017 [detention and torture of parent]
a 21 day fact finding involving serious allegations of abuse.
His finance practice deals with mid-market cases, often up to £15M of net marital assets and which involve arguments in relation to trust and company valuations.
H v H
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.
R v R
Short marriage/needs case settled on day 1 of final hearing. Involving unusual settlement concerning testamentary provision for a child of the marriage.
N v N
A long-running application to set aside consent order with allegations of fraud. Settled on day 2 of final hearing.