Profile

Ed currently accepts instructions in employment, regulatory/professional discipline and criminal matters.

Employment & Discrimination
Ed takes instructions in all areas of employment and discrimination law. Ed has 9 years’ experience in employment tribunal hearings from his time working for trade unions. Ed is a dissertation supervisor on the Employment Law LLM at the University of Leicester and has given a talk to the Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA).
Ed has also appeared in the county court and is a trained civil-commercial mediator.

Regulatory/Professional Discipline
Ed takes instructions in all professional disciplinary matters. Ed has 9 years’ experience in GMC, NMC and HCPC professional discipline matters from his time working for trade unions. This includes experience in the High Court in relation to interim orders. In December 2021, Ed successfully defended a doctor in a GMC matter after an 11-day hearing, with a finding of no misconduct.

In March 2022, Ed acted on a pro bono basis for an amateur footballer in an appeal against a 7-game suspension with the Football Association.

Ed has guest lectured on regulatory and public law for master’s degree courses at Liverpool John Moores University and London Metroplitan University.

Crime
Ed has accepted instructions in criminal matters (youth and adult) since April 2021. He has advocated on behalf of clients in all criminal courts up to the Court of Appeal. In December 2021, Ed appeared in the Court of Appeal and succeeded in almost halving his client’s custodial sentence.

Direct Access
Ed is qualified to accept instructions on a direct access basis under Public Access.

Education

  • LLM – University of Leicester – Employment Law – Distinction (2020)
  • BPTC – BPP University – Very Competent (2017)
  • Accreditation in Mediation – ADR-ODR (2017)
  • LLB – Cardiff University – Law – 2:1 (2013)
  • BA – Cardiff University – Politics and Philosophy – 2:1 (2009)

         Awards and Scholarships

  • University of Leicester – “Bourn Prize for Best Masters’ Dissertation” (2020)
  • Cardiff University Law School – “Innocence Project Bursary Award” (2012)
  • English Speaking Union – “Best Speaker in Wales Award” (2008)
  • The Henley College – “Brakspear Student of the Year Award” (2005)

Memberships

  • Middle Temple
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Industrial Law Society
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Employment Bar Association
  • Institute of Employment Rights
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Further Professional Information

Before coming to the Bar, Ed worked in the students’ union and trade union movements. He was elected President of Cardiff University Students’ Union and worked as an in-house advocate for two trade unions. Since 2018, Ed has been the co-founder and presenter of Employment Rights Workshops (ERW) – a social enterprise that delivers employment rights workshops to 15-19 year-olds. In February 2021 Ed gave a talk at the Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA) on law reform to address disadvantage on the basis of socioeconomic background.

Interests

Ed’s main interests are football, live music, theatre, stand-up comedy and quizzing. He is an Arsenal season ticket holder and tries to see as many shows and gigs as he can. Ed also performs what he says is “very mediocre” stand-up at open mic nights. Ed has a love for pub quizzes and was a team captain on University Challenge in the 2009 series.

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