Teams: Crime & Regulatory (General Crime, Asset Recovery & Money Laundering, Licensing, Court Martial & Service Law, Trading Standards, Food Safety, Environment, Animal Health), Landlord & Tenant and Housing, Public Access (Direct Public Access)
Year Called: 2000
Inn: Gray's Inn
Qualifications: LLB (Hons)
Appointments: CPS Grade 3 Prosecutor,
Memberships: Western Circuit,
Criminal Bar Association
Edward Elton’s practice is divided between regulatory crime, licensing work, other serious crime, associated confiscation work, Courts Martial and motoring law.
Edward regularly prosecutes for Local Authorities under the Trading Standards Regulations and in cases brought under the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974.
He appears regularly in prosecutions brought under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.
He prosecutes and defends in cases brought under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and associated legislation.
He is experienced in Police Disciplinary hearings and matters arising from the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order.
Edward advises on the full range of licensing matters and represents applicants and respondents in Committee at Council Licensing sessions and through to the Magistrates and Crown Courts on appeal.
He can draw upon his broad range of experience representing Local Authorities and police forces as well as the individual applicants and appellants on liquor, gaming, private hire, firearms and sex establishment matters.
Edward is instructed to defend in serious matters of fraud and other matters of dishonesty involving complicated or high value aspect. He also defends in matters of serious violence, public order or drugs. He regularly accepts instructions from defendants paying privately for their representation.
He has a wealth of experience in conducting prosecutions under the Fraud Act 2006 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, usually alone but also as a led junior, in which role he is particularly adept at reducing complicated facts into digestible schedules.
Edward has defended in many Naval and Army Courts Martial both here and abroad, in which task he is greatly assisted by his five years’ service in the British Army. He has appeared for the Service Prosecuting Authority before the Court Martial Appeal Court.
He is highly experienced in confiscation matters arising from the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and in conducting cash detention and forfeiture applications. He is skilled and experienced in all aspects of restraint proceedings.
He has considerable experience defending allegations under the Road Traffic Act, particularly matters of speeding, including s172 matters; drink-driving offences and dangerous driving cases, including cases alleging causing death by dangerous driving.
He is particularly skilled at mounting highly technical defences in the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court for clients paying privately. He is experienced in judicial review arising from motoring matters.
VAT Number: 802384843