Edward is a specialist criminal practitioner who appears in the Crown Court across the full spectrum of criminal matters, both prosecuting and defending. He is regularly instructed in cases of serious violence, sexual offences, and drug offences, amongst other matters regularly before the courts.
As part of his defence practice, Edward is instructed in cases covering the full range of allegations. He is comfortable handling sensitive and difficult topics, and has been commended for the way in which he puts these matters to witnesses and juries on behalf of his clients, notably in cases involving allegations of serious sexual offences.
Edward is a Grade 3 CPS prosecutor. He has been led in serious multi-handed trials, and has recently acted as disclosure junior in a complex serious organised crime investigation.
Edward is often instructed in cases involving serious and chronic mental health conditions, and he has built up a body of experience in calmly and patiently representing clients with often severe conditions. His approach is valued by clients and their families, and he takes pride in helping those he represents feel more comfortable in the often frightening situations they encounter in the Criminal Justice System.
R v Y & ors (Operation Supermarine –Prosecution- Swindon Crown Court)
Disclosure junior in a serious organised crime investigation into allegations of human trafficking
R v S & ors (2021- Prosecution – Winchester Crown Court)
Led junior in a gang related attempted murder
R v W & ors (Operation Pillarbox -Prosecution- 2021 – Portsmouth Crown Court)
Led junior in a multi-million-pound Class A drugs conspiracy operated from a prison
R v H (Defence- 2021 – Southampton Crown Court)
Expert evidence called on speech and language capabilities for man charged with racially aggravated assault by beating
R v P & ors (Operation Firebug – Defence- 2021 – Bournemouth Crown Court)
Led junior in a Class A drugs conspiracy
R v J (Defence- 2021 – Southampton Crown Court)
Verdict of insanity returned in an allegation of burglary and aggravated vehicle taking
R v B (Defence- 2022 – Southampton Crown Court)
A man found unfit to plead charged with reckless arson
R v M (Defence- 2022 – Southampton Crown Court)
A man charged with causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence of drugs.
R v S ( Defence- 2022 – Southampton Crown Court)
A man charged on a multiple-count Indictment with historic familial allegations.
R v G & ors (Defence- 2022 – Southampton Crown Court)
A man charged with violent disorder and attempting to inflict GBH.
R v W (Defence- 2022 – Bournemouth Crown Court)
A man charged with wounding with intent following the easing of lockdown restrictions.
R v R & ors (Defence-2023 – Southampton Crown Court)
Ongoing case involving a man charged with attempted murder, violent disorder, and possessing a bladed article in a group attack.
R v MB (2021)
Successful defence of a man charged with multiple counts of sexually abusing his step-daughter. This case involved the section 28 pre-recorded cross-examination procedure.
R v LW & others (Operation Pillarbox) (2021)
Led prosecution junior in a seven-handed drugs conspiracy organised from a prison, with a value in excess of £1.5 million. Presently instructed in ongoing confiscation proceedings.
R v BW
Counsel secured a conditional discharge for client convicted of having a kitchen knife in his possession when trying to calm a fight.