Practice Profile

Called: 2013

Admitted Solicitor (England & Wales): 2011

Called to the Bar (Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia): 2016

 

“Down to earth, calm and has phenomenal intellectual ability without being stuffy or pretentious." "He's quiet but deadly."

Chambers UK Bar 2019

 

 

 “He is already amassing a reputation well beyond his call for international children issues. His practice has already taken him to the High Court and Court of Appeal. Sources are quick to highlight his impressive intellect and calm approach.

Chambers UK Bar 2018

 

Edward’s practice incorporates family and court of protection work, with a particular focus on cases with an international element.

 

Since January 2015, he has been General Editor of the International Family Law Journal.

 

At the 2015 Jordan's Family Law Awards, he was Young Family Law Barrister of the Year.

 

Before coming to the Bar, Edward trained as a solicitor in the London and Prague offices of Allen & Overy, spent a year in the Court of Appeal as Judicial Assistant to the Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Lloyd and a further year as Legal Adviser to the Head of International Family Justice for England & Wales, the Rt. Hon. Lord Justice Thorpe.

 

RECENT CASES

  • AH v AMH (Summary Return of Child to Sudan) [2018] EWHC 2981 (Fam) – child abduction/first reported occasion a child returned to Sudan
  • Re S (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 1453, [2018] All ER (D) 139 (Apr) – international child abduction
  • Re HK (Serious Medical Treatment) (No 3) [2018] 1 FLR 1256 – withdrawal of life sustaining treatment
  • Re P (A Child) (Abduction: Consideration of Evidence) [2018] 4 WLR 16international child abduction
  • Re H (a child) (international abduction: asylum and welfare) [2017] 2 FLR 527– international child abduction
  • MS v PS C-283/16 - Court of Justice of the European Union – international child maintenance
  • Re D (Children) (Child Abduction: Practice) [2016] 4 WLR 62 – international child abduction
  • P v P [Case No 1 of 2016] – international relocation - the first international children’s case ever before the courts of the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia
  • Re C & D (Children) (Parental Order) [2016] 2 FLR 446– international commercial surrogacy
  • D (A Child: deprivation of liberty) [2015] COPLR 209- 16/17 year olds and deprivations of liberty.
  • AA v TT (recognition and enforcement) [2015] 2 FLR 1 – 1980 European Custody Convention

 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  • April 2017: With E.Devereux Q.C. and R.George, ‘Domestic Child Abduction – Legal Responses’ – Family Law Week.
  • April 2016: With C.M.Pedreno and C.Korah, ‘Strike out or summary dismissal in 1980 Hague Proceedings: the guidance in Re D (Children) (Child Abduction: Practice)[2016] EWHC 504 (Fam)’ April [2016] Fam Law
  • May 2015: ‘Marriage, Civil Partnerships and Safeguarding the vulnerable adult’, Local Government Lawyer.
  • July 2013: ‘Not only encouraged but essential’: judicial collaboration in international family disputes’ July [2013] Fam Law 845 -851. Expressly approved and endorsed by Cobb J in N v K (No.2) [2014] EWHC 507 (Fam).
  • Jan 2013: ‘Resolving family disputes in a globalised world: the role of judicial diplomacy’ (Dec 12/Jan 13 issue Diplomat Magazine pp 32-33.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • FLBA
  • Child Abduction Lawyers Association

 

EDUCATION

  • 2009: LLB (College of Law, Bloosmbury and Moorgate)
  • 2007: BA (Hons) History (University College London)

 

 PRIZES

  • 2015: Young Family Law Barrister of the Year (Jordans Family Law Awards)
  • 2013: Ede and Ravenscroft Prize (Inner Temple)
  • 2007: M.A.Thomson Prize (UCL)
  • 2007: Dean’s List Commendation (UCL)

 

OTHER

  • Alongside his full time practice at the bar, Edward spent two years working as a Research Assistant at the College of Arms







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