Edwin has represented police forces as well as individual officers for over two decades. He has been involved in excess of a three hundred civil claims for damages, many jury inquests and misconduct proceedings. He was also involved in the High Court phone hacking litigation for approximately five years.
Notable Police Law cases
Westminster College of Computing-v-Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis  EWCA Civ 561
Edwin acted for the police and successfully resisted an appeal in an extensive damages claim arising out of the execution of a PACE warrant in a joint police and UK Border Force Operation into sham colleges.
Browne-v-Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis  All ER (D) 6
Edwin acted for the police in a large High Court damages claim brought by the former minder of Noel Fielding who was stopped in Kentish Town for the purposes of a drug search during which he sustained serious injury.
An Informer-v- A Chief Constable  Q.B. 579
Edwin acted for the police (alone in the High Court 3 week trial and on appeal with Edward Faulks QC in Court of Appeal) in a damages claim by a Covert Human Intelligence Source against the police which was the first case to establish the parameters of the duty of care owed to informers.
R (Le Page)-v-HM Coroner Inner London South  EWHC 1485 (Divisional Court) Inquest L.R. 31
Edwin represented the police at the judicial review of the Inquest into the death of a 17 year old girl who died having swallowed cocaine at a police station. The challenge concerned the principles to be applied when admitting expert evidence (obtained by the family but not the Coroner) with the Court giving guidance on this issue.
Chris Bryant MP, Lord Prescott and Bryant Paddick-v-Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis  H.R.L.R. 27
Edwin acted for the police in this Article 8 judicial review challenge into the first phone hacking investigation.