Professional Discipline & Regulatory
“Edward is a very good strategist and tactician.”
The Legal 500
Edward is a member of the Attorney General’s B Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.
In the field of police misconduct Edward is regularly instructed to prosecute and defend in serious police misconduct allegations in misconduct proceedings, the Police Appeals Tribunal and on Judicial Review. He was instructed in ‘Operation Alice’ the series of misconduct hearings arising out of the investigation in to the ‘Plebgate’ incident at the gates of Downing Stree and recently defended two officers at a Ministry of Defence Police Gross Misconduct Hearing arising from events at the Atomic Weapons Establishment Burghfield.
In 2007 and 2008, Edward worked within the Army Legal Service and therefore has a comprehensive understanding and expertise in military law and the structure of the British Armed Forces. Edward has recently been involved in advising on military law and internal discipline including in misconduct proceedings brought against members of the Royal Military Police.
In the field of healthcare regulation, Edward regularly appears on behalf of practitioners before various regulatory bodies, including, the General Medical Council, General Dental Council, Healthcare Professional Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Financial Services Regulation
Edward has experience of advising financial institutions and individuals in the conduct of financial regulatory investigations including those supervised by the Bank of England, Financial Conduct Authority, the Department of Justice and the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).
As well as proceedings before professional regulators, Edward has expertise in bringing and defending challenges by way of appeal or judicial review against first instance decisions.
Cases & work of note
- Operation Alice
Edward acted as Legal Adviser in the series of misconduct hearings arising out of the investigation in to the ‘Plebgate’ incident at the gates of Downing Street.
- The Ministry of Defence Police v Police Constable W
Edward acted as Legal Adviser in this misconduct hearing involving a physical altercation between officers at a secure military establishment.
- The Ministry of Defence Police v Police Constable P.M.
Edward advised the Appropriate Authority in this gross-misconduct hearing involving allegations of the unauthorised discharge of a weapon.
- The General Medical Council v Dr A
Edward acted for Dr A at this Interim Orders Hearing involving allegations of poor professional performance and behaviour in the context of General Practice inside a prison. Dr A received conditions on his practice.
- Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis v Police Constable D.B
Edward acted as Legal Advisor to misconduct panels in this gross-misconduct hearing involving allegations of suppression of evidence by a Sapphire Investigation Unit.
- Commissioner of the Police of the Metropolis v Police Constable L.D
Edward acted for the Appropriate Authority in this gross-misconduct hearing involving allegations of racism. The allegations were found proved and the police officer was dismissed without notice.