Edward has a successful and wide ranging practice and is listed as a leading junior barrister in the 2019 Legal 500 Directory for Court of Protection as "A well prepared and articulate advocate who is clearly on top of his papers.".
He specialises in civil work with an emphasis on serious injury / clinical negligence. A rare example of such a broad specialism at the modern bar, Edward also has a busy private client and Court of Protection practice that sits alongside his civil work. Edward is head of the Court of Protection team in Chambers. Edward also has a significant family practice that focuses on financial remedies and Public Law work.
Most recently this has included the lead test case on drug testing in family proceedings Re: H (Hair strand testing) 2017 EWFC 64 and Re: WCC & LBW v E,C,K & V EWFC 2017 [detention and torture of parent].
Edward is qualified receive instructions via direct access, from members of the public and business.
Edward frequently lectures on legal issues and is a contributing author to a number of popular legal text books: Clinical Negligence Claims (Chapter on Consent) 2nd Edition; Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims (Chapters on Conduct and Character) 3rd Edition; Road Traffic Liability, 2nd Edition and Employment Tribunal Remedies 1st Edition.
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Edward acts mostly on behalf of seriously injured Claimants. Dealing with multiple and catastrophic injuries, brain injury, injuries arising at work (including ID) and claims arising out of sex abuse.
Edward has a particular specialism in appeals arising out of decisions made by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and he is a contributory author to the forthcoming text-book on Criminal Injury Claims (Begley).
As Head of the Court of Protection team he is sought out by solicitors across the country for his cross-expertise in personal injury and issues relating to a lack of capacity and deputyship.
Edward frequently appears at Inquests on behalf of families.
From births, cancer treatment and surgical procedures in general, Edward has a loyal following of solicitors.
Edward has a detailed knowledge of issues arising out of consent in medical procedures, having recently edited the chapter on consent in a leading text-book on clinical negligence. Edward is a member of AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents) and is Head of the Court of Protection Team. He frequently advises in cases involving issues relating to capacity and/or management of awards through trusts or deputyships.
By virtue of his broad practice Edward is often instructed to advise on the negligence of other professionals: spanning his practice areas from civil to family cases.
Most recently this has included:
Edward is sought out by solicitors and direct access clients alike for his calm and persuasive approach to cases involving relationship breakdown. He is the founder of Geras Consulting (www.gerasconsult.co.uk) that provides services direct to the public.
His civil expertise is particularly helpful when deconstructing complex medical evidence and cases requiring mathematical analysis. His work spans both private and public law.
R v. R : Short marriage/needs case settled on day 1 of final hearing. Involving unusual settlement concerning testamentary provision for a child of the marriage
N v. N : A long-running application to set aside consent order with allegations of fraud. Settled on day 2 of final hearing
D v. D : Ongoing contact/residence dispute over a child with counter-allegations of sexual abuse made by both parties
E v. E : A case involving Schedule One applications, Grandparental contact applications and international relocation
Re LB v. C  – on-going: Multi-week hearing involving multiple parties and vulnerable witnesses
Re: H (Hair strand testing) 2017 EWFC 64: The lead case on hair stranding testing in family proceedings
Re: WCC & LBW v E,C,K & V EWFC 2017 [detention and torture of parent]: a 21 day fact finding involving serious allegations of abuse
Edward is currently head of the Court of Protection Team at 9 Gough Square. He has an academic interest in and is the co-author of a popular text-book dealing with consent and in particular, determining consent for treatment in cases of brain injury / incapacitious adults. Due to his serious injury/clinical negligence practice he is able to provide a unique perspective into cases straddling the civil and Court of Protection jurisdiction and is sought out by solicitors nationwide for this knowledge.