hollingsworth

Practice area

Crime

Year of call: 2007


Edward specialises in criminal law. He defends and prosecutes, predominantly in London and on the Western Circuit.

A barrister since 2007, Edward has a wide experience of criminal proceedings. He is regularly instructed in cases involving conspiracy, serious violence, dishonesty, drug supply, public disorder, sexual offences and proceeds of crime/confiscation.

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Recent Cases

Cambridge Crown Court (2016) – “Operation Angora” – prosecuting a multi-handed conspiracy to commit burglary

Portsmouth Crown Court (2016) – defending a former soldier charged with s.18 assault causing life changing brain injuries

St. Albans Crown Court (2016) – prosecuting a multi-handed conspiracy to commit theft using ATM “spy-hole” camera technology

Wood Green Crown Court (2016) – prosecuting a woman charged with s.18 assault of her partner with a rolling pin

Portsmouth Crown Court (2016) – defending a taxi driver charged with causing serious injuries by dangerous driving

Blackfriars Crown Court (2016) – prosecuting a City trader charged with forward currency exchange contracts fraud

Portsmouth Crown Court (2016) – defending a nursing home carer charged with assault and neglect of a resident

Portsmouth Crown Court (2015) – “Operation Abigail/Operation Odin” – Led junior defending the “lynchpin” of a large scale conspiracy to supply cocaine

Portsmouth Crown Court (2015) – defending a man charged with child grooming, abduction and sex offences

Edward regularly advises on appeals from the Crown Court. Reported Court of Appeal judgments include R v Coombs [2012] All ER (D) 144 (Sep).

Edward is a Grade 2 prosecutor.

Edward grew up in England and Belgium, attending French speaking international schools. He studied history at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the Universities of Edinburgh and Sussex before law at the College of Law and Kings College London.

Edward is a member of the Western Circuit.

Education

  • MA (General) University of Edinburgh
  • MA (Intellectual History) University of Sussex
  • LLB (Hons) and BVC, The College of Law, London
  • LLM (Criminal Law) King’s College London

Inn

  • Middle Temple