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Christopher Edwards

Call: 2006

"He is an excellent advocate, and is very approachable and easy to deal with. He is also very thorough and has a really good depth of knowledge."

Chambers & Partners 2021

"Secures good results for clients. He grasps the key facts and law with ease, and quickly gains the trust and confidence of nervous clients and apprehensive witnesses."

The Legal 500 2021

Overview

Christopher Edwards specialises in clinical negligence, costs law, employment, personal injury, product liability and inquests/public inquiries.

Christopher acts for Claimants and Defendants in personal injury cases, with a particular focus on high-value workplace and road traffic accidents, industrial disease and multi-party litigation. His expertise encompasses all types of personal injury claims, public liability, employers’ liability, occupiers claims, highways claims, injuries caused by or involving housing disrepair, etc. He acts in high-value and complex cases where there is major ongoing disability or inability to work. He also has extensive experience in product liability claims under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 and travel/holiday claims under the Package Travel (etc) Regulations 1992.

Christopher acts for both patients and doctors or other medical professionals in clinical negligence cases. His experience includes acting in traditional claims against the NHS and private medical practitioners and dentists, as well as similar types of professional negligence claim against beauticians, hairdressers, tattooists and such individuals. He has a particular specialism in cases involving cosmetic surgery.

Christopher has a very wide and varied experience in employment and discrimination claims. He acts for employers and employees from a varied client base which includes public services (in particular the NHS), City and blue chip companies, educational institutions, local authorities, charities, the construction industry, manufacturers, the police, trade unions, as well as individuals from a wide range of different employment backgrounds. He appears in the High Court, Employment Appeal Tribunal, Employment Tribunal and County Court.

Christopher has a busy costs practice and regularly appears in the High Court, SCCO, and County Court, arguing points of principle as well as undertaking detailed assessments. He is a high capable choice to instruct when difficult costs points arise. He also has wide experience of costs in the employment tribunal jurisdiction. He gives talks and lectures on costs law.

Professional Recommendations

 

“He is an excellent advocate, and is very approachable and easy to deal with. He is also very thorough and has a really good depth of knowledge.”

Chambers & Partners 2021

“Excellent with clients, always well prepared, superbly knowledgeable and robust.” “Secures good results for clients. He grasps the key facts and law with ease, and quickly gains the trust and confidence of nervous clients and apprehensive witnesses.”

The Legal 500 2021

“He’s excellent in court, in JSMs and in conference with clients.” “He’s unflappable, very bright and has excellent client-care skills.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“Excellent depth of knowledge, approachable and prepared to take a chance where others won’t.”

The Legal 500 2020

“He is particularly able to deal with thorny costs issues.”

The Legal 500

Expertise

Clinical Negligence

Costs

Employment & Discrimination

Inquests & Public Inquiries

Personal Injury

Product Liability

Travel

HR Professional Support


Recent and current work

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Key contacts

Olivia Moliterno

Team Leader & Assistant to Senior Clerk
Olivia Moliterno 020 7269 0477 moliterno@oldsquare.co.uk

William Meade

Senior Clerk
William Meade 020 7269 0360 wmeade@oldsquare.co.uk
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William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755

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Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

07795 023 532