Teams: Crime & Regulatory (General Crime, Asset Recovery & Money Laundering, Licensing, Court Martial & Service Law, Trading Standards, Food Safety, Environment, Animal Health)
Year Called: 2000
Inn: Gray's Inn
Qualifications: LLB (Hons)
Appointments: CPS Grade 3 Prosecutor
Memberships: Western Circuit,
Criminal Bar Association
Bar Council Registration
Edward Elton’s practice is divided between Regulatory matters, fraud and other serious crime, confiscation work, Courts Martial and motoring law.
Edward regularly prosecutes for Local Authorities under the Consumer Protection regulations and in cases brought under the Health and Safety at Work Etc Act 1974.
He prosecutes regularly in cases brought under the Animal Welfare Act and associated legislation. He appears regularly in Environmental law prosecutions. He is experienced in Police Disciplinary hearings and matters arising from the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order.
In addition, Edward’s Regulatory work has seen him appear frequently in the Divisional Court.
Edward has a wealth of experience conducting prosecutions in serious matters of fraud and other matters of dishonesty involving complicated or high value aspect, including under the Fraud Act 2006 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. He is frequently instructed to act alone but also as junior counsel, in which role he is particularly adept at reducing complicated facts into digestible schedules.
Edward is instructed to defend in serious matters of fraud and other matters of dishonesty. He also defends in matters of serious violence, public order and drugs. He regularly accepts instructions from defendants paying privately for their representation.
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 as an infantry Officer 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