hollingsworth

Practice area

Crime

Year of call: 2007


Edward specialises in criminal law. He defends and prosecutes, predominantly in London and the Thames Valley and on the Western Circuit. He is regularly instructed in cases involvingĀ  conspiracy, serious violence, dishonesty, drug supply, public disorder, sexual offences and proceeds of crime/confiscation.

Edward is a CPS Panel Advocate at Level 3.

 

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Recent Cases

  • Woolwich Crown Court (2017) – prosecuting a home invasion robbery involving the false imprisonment and assault of the victim.
  • Central Criminal Court (2017) – prosecuting a theft and fraud concerning a rare and valuable vintage sports car.
  • Portsmouth Crown Court (2017) – defending a lorry driver accused of deliberately trying to run over a cyclist.
  • Warwick Crown Court (2017) – prosecuting a multi-handed conspiracy to steal involving 5 members of the same family on a spree of burglaries and thefts.
  • Portsmouth Crown Court (2017) – defending one of 2 brothers accused of assault and burglary of their father’s address.
  • Aylesbury Crown Court (2017) – prosecuting an assault where the victim was repeatedly stabbed in a sudden and random attack by her friend.
  • St Albans Crown Court (2017) – prosecuting a multi-handed conspiracy to steal copper wiring from empty NHS buildings.
  • 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 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

 

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