Children (Public Law)
In public law proceedings Edward has represented parties to care proceedings either as junior acting alone or as junior to a silk in chambers. He has experience of cases of non-accidental injury, drug and alcohol abuse, mental health, and acts for local authorities, parents, Guardians and the Official Solicitor.
Children (Private Law)
Edward acts for parents in disputes over children arrangements including residence and contact. He is also experienced in cases involving private law children applications with an international element, for example seeking or opposing permission permanently to remove a child from the jurisdiction. In this he draws on his expertise gathered from periods of practice in other jurisdictions. Not only is Edward called to the Roll of St Lucia, but he has worked for an extended period in Toronto, Canada at the business firm Frasier Milner Casgrain and also in Critelli and Associates in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.
International Family Law
Edward often acts in proceedings with an international dimension including proceedings engaging the Hague Convention.
Domestic Violence & Injunctions
Edward has extensive experience representing parties in case including domestic violence and injunctions. These include stand-alone injunction applications or where they feature in other family proceedings.
Re H (Children) (2008) EWCA Civ 292