Edward is a specialist criminal advocate with a wide range of experience of serious and complex cases, often involving organised crime. His practice is split between prosecuting and defending.
Defending, Edward has earned a reputation as an extremely thorough advocate who prepares his cases meticulously. He is well-used to defending multi-handed cases, as well as defendants being tried alone. He is unafraid to challenge the prosecution on the law but has the experience to understand when to confront matters head on, and when to contest matters in a more subtle way.
When prosecuting, Edward has a wealth of experience in dealing with financial crime, including VAT and tax frauds, mortgage and DWP fraud, PONZI schemes, vehicle fraud and money laundering, as well as restraint and confiscation. Edward recently prosecuted a number of cases involving large-scale fraudulent activity arising out of organised immigration crime. He is regularly instructed by the Complex Casework Unit.
Edward has a keen understanding of POCA and the confiscation regime. He has conducted countless cash seizure hearings and in 2017 acted for Wiltshire Police in a series of £6 million POCA proceedings.
Edward has wide experience of successfully prosecuting large-scale drug importations, conspiracies to burgle, conspiracies to commit robbery, as well as offences of serious violence and fatal driving offence cases. His attention to detail and his ease with explaining complicated concepts and complicated evidence to the jury has been the subject of judicial praise.