Edward specialises in family law. Complex financial remedies arising out of divorce, and matters involving TOLATA, are a central part of his practice, as are public and private children law.
In financial remedy proceedings, Edward appears in cases across the spectrum from those limited to need and modest wealth to multi-million pound cases involving complex asset structures. His cases often involve business assets, investment properties, sizeable pensions and trusts as well as issues of post-separation earning, conduct, and inherited wealth. Edward also regularly acts for clients who were not married to their ex-partners and find themselves in a very different situation as a result.
Edward has considerable experience in dealing with cases involving children, including, in private law proceedings, removal from the jurisdiction, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, intractable hostility and child abuse and, in public law proceedings, non-accidental injuries, drug and alcohol abuse, chronic neglect as well as physical, sexual and emotional abuse.
Edward’s ability to deal tactfully with clients in delicate emotional situations is much valued, as is his ability to explain complex legal issues in a straightforward manner. Edward aims to provide pragmatic and sensible advice so clients can take a long-term view of their situation and find a solution which avoids the stress and expense of long-running litigation. In the courtroom, he is known for his persuasive advocacy and steadfast support of his clients.
Edward also acts in cases which involve issues of domestic violence, and represents applicants and respondents in applications for non-molestation and occupation orders.
Edward has also been a criminal and civil practitioner since coming to the bar and still undertakes civil work.