"Quick and accurate. Offers notable experience across misconduct proceedings, civil damages claims and cases concerning personal injury issues."

Chambers & Partners 2018
Edwin Edwin

Barrister: Edwin Buckett

Call:
1988

Appointments:
Assistant Coroner; Chairman of Police Misconduct Panel

Education:
LLB (Hons)

Overview:

Edwin is an experienced civil practitioner specialising in police law, professional negligence claims, personal injury cases and inquests. He has been listed in Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession and the Legal 500 since 2003.

He is ranked as a leading junior in police law and has co-authored two books in this area of law, "Civil Actions against the Police" (3rd Edn Sweet and Maxwell 2004) and "Preventative Orders" (Law Society Publishing 2010).

He became a member of chambers in 1990 following an Inner Temple (Pegasus) scholarship to Canada where he worked for a commercial firm. Noted as a "very conscientious and highly respected junior" (Chambers & Partners Guide 2010).

What the directories say

"Quick and accurate. Offers notable experience across misconduct proceedings, civil damages claims and cases concerning personal injury issues." Chambers UK 2018

"He communicates effectively, and is likeable and down-to-earth." "He has got very good knowledge and experience." Chambers UK 2017

"A very experienced advocate who is charming and respected by judges." Legal 500 2017

"Very good at defending the Metropolitan Police in civil claims." Legal 500 2016

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Personal Injury:

  • Fahy v PSU & Thompsons Solicitors [2015] EWHC 3515: Represented a firm of solicitors in professional negligence claim which subsequently concerned a High Court appeal, before Mrs Justice Laing, on the costs conditions of granting an adjournment on the eve of trial.
  • Boyle v Thompsons Solicitors [2012] PNLR 17: High Court professional negligence claim against solicitors who had conduct of a CICA claim. Successfully defeated the claim following a trial before Mr Justice Coulson.
  • Burden v Harrods Limited [2005] PIQR P17: Pre-action compromise between solicitors on the issue of liability and applicability of CPR 14 and whether a Defendant could rely on the rules to displace the compromise.
  • Kidd v Portsmouth City Council [2004] All E.R.(D) 60 CA: Negligence claim against the local authority who were responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of a public playpark where a child lost the sight of one eye.
  • Cummins v Shell International Manning Services Limited [2002] 3 AER 813: Time limits relating to the service of a Claim Form out of the jurisdiction on a foreign defendant.

Police Law:

  • Westminster College of Computing Limited-v- Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis (2017) EWHC 2895 (QB): Successfully represented the police in a High Court appeal following a trial of a £3m claim for unlawful detention of goods following the execution of a Section 8 PACE warrant.
  • Re: Detective Constable E [2016] 16.3.2016: Represented the police in a panel misconduct hearing which concerned an airport security police officer who had taken cocaine.
  • Browne v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2014] All ER (D) 16: Acted for the police in a High Court claim for damages brought by the former minder of Noel Fielding who was stopped with him in Kentish Town, London for the purposes of a drugs search. The Claimant sustained serious leg injuries. Claim pitched at £500,000 with judgment for £108,000.
  • An Informer v A Chief Constable [2012] All ER 31: Acted for the Defendant in respect of a claim for damages brought by a CHIS. Successfully defeated the claim following a trial before Wyn Williams J in the High Court and on appeal with Lord Faulks QC.
  • Bryant, Paddick, Montague & Prescott v Commissioner of Police [2011] All ER (D) 219: Acting for the police in the judicial review claim arising out of the first police investigation into phone hacking.
  • Sky Andrew v NGN, Mulcaire and the Commissioner of Police [2011] 108 LSG 22: Acting for the police in relation to an application for disclsoure, PII issues and redaction of Third Party information.
  • Phillips v NGN, Mulcaire and Commissioner of Police [2010] All E.R.(D) 182: Acted for the police in relation to an application for disclosure of documents under CPR 31.17, the privilege against self incrimination and the application of Section 72 of the Senior Courts Act 1981.
  • Masterman v Commissioner of Police [2010] All E.R. (D) 72: Acted for the police in relation to a case stated that concerned the interpretation of the notification requirements in the Sexual Offences Act 2003 for a individual convicted of a sexual offence abroad following the police application for a Notification Order.
  • Max Clifford v News of the World and others [2010]: Acted for the police in relation to the Claimant's claim for disclosure of telephone tapping evidence as in on the same basis as case of Taylor.
  • Gordon Taylor v News of the World and others [2008 - 2009]: Acted for the police in relation to disclosure of telephone tapping evidence that concerned the newspaper and the former royal editor Clive Goodman and the reporter Glenn Mulcaire.
  • R (on the application of Beck) v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire [2009] LLR 191: Acted for Chief Constable in relation to the application of residence as applied to the Firearms Act 1968 in relation to firearms licensing.
  • R (on the application of the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis) v Croydon Crown Court and Burrell [2007] All E.R.(D) 140: Acted for the police in respect of an application for a Sexual Offences Prevention Order made in civil proceedings and the meaning of "serious harm" within the Sexual Offences Act 2003.
  • Kearney v Chief Constable of Merseyside and other [2006] Lawtel LTL 23.11.06: Acted for a complainant who successfully struck out a claim by a former Defendant in criminal proceedings relating to historic allegations of child abuse.
  • Lawrence v Commissioner of Police [2006] EWCA Civ 459: Acted for the police in respect of a civil claim brought by a former police informant which raised issues of Public Interest Immunity.
  • Porter v Commissioner of Police [1999] All E. R. (D) 1129: Acted for police in an appeal concerning police powers to intervene in private disputes, trespass and the use of force.
  • Slater v Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police [1996] Times Law Reports 23.1.1996: A claim involving title to monies found in a drug factory and the application of "ex turpi causa" maxim.

Inquests:

  • Inquest into the death of Maria Stubbings [2014]: Edwin represented Essex Police in this 8 week Article 2 jury inquest which concerned the death of Maria Stubbings who was murdered by her former partner in Chelmsford.
  • Inquest into the death of Daniel Clark [2013]: This concerned a jury inquest into the death of a man who was crushed by a skip at a waste recycling facility in Bedfordshire. Edwin represented the family of the deceased.
  • R (Le Page) v HM Coroner Inner London South [2012] EWHC 1485: This was a judicial review into the death of a 17 year girl who had died having swallowed cocaine at a police station. Following a jury inquest the family sought to challenge the Coroner's decision to leave certain matters to the jury and admit additional expert evidence. Edwin represented the police who arrested and detained the deceased.
  • Inquest into the death of Sean Rigg [2012]: Edwin represented the Metropolitan Police in this 3 month inquest which concerned the death of Sean Rigg at Brixton Police Station.
  • Inquest into the death of Mark Saunders [2010]: Edwin represented the police in this 3 month inquest which concerned the fatal shooting inquest of Mark Saunders, the barrister who was shot in Chelsea following a standoff with police.

Other Cases:

  • Bishop v Chhokar [2015] EWCA Civ 24: Acted for the Appellant who was granted permission to re-open an appeal against a judgment, under CPR 52.17, where the Respondent subsequently admitted lying at the trial of those proceedings.
  • London Borough of Camden v Gunby [2000] 1 WLR 465: Responsibility and liability of surveyor / managing agent in respect of a nuisance complaint under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 when statutory wording incomplete.
  • London Borough of Bromley v Morritt [1999] 78 P & CR 37: Statutory obligations of the local authority under the Highways Act 1980 in a drain and sewerage dispute.
  • Dayani v London Borough of Bromley [1999] 3 EGLR 144: Liability of a tenant for years for acts of permissive waste.

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