Edward has a diverse commercial chancery practice, encompassing the full range of Chambers’ areas of expertise.
He regularly appears in the High Court, County Court, and before arbitral tribunals both as sole counsel and as junior counsel within a large legal team.
Significant ongoing or recent instructions include:
- Acting in expedited proceedings for certain former members of the Sex Pistols in their claim against John Lydon (also known as “Johnny Rotten”), by which they seek to ensure that the band’s music can be used in a miniseries on the band, which is currently in production and being directed by Danny Boyle (led by Edmund Cullen QC).
- Acting for over 200 investors who lost money in an allegedly fraudulent investment scheme in their claim against a leading firm of solicitors (led by Thomas Munby).
- Acting for Warner Chappell Music against the estate of the artist known as Prince in relation to the enforcement of an Italian copyright injunction prohibiting the use of the hit song “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” (led by Edmund Cullen QC).
Edward read History at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, prior to attaining his GDL and BPTC qualifications. Before joining Chambers, Edward was a stagiaire to Judge Vajda at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, worked as a research assistant to Lady Justice Gloster in London, and completed a short placement in the Private Secretary’s Office at Buckingham Palace.
The clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Edward will act in any given matter. In the absence of express written agreement to the contrary, the terms under which Edward accepts instructions are The Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2012 (as updated from time to time)