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Edward is a partner in Penningtons Manches Cooper's family department. He advises on all legal issues arising from relationship breakdown, including the financial consequences of separation, disputes about the arrangements for children and, increasingly, preparing and negotiating pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Edward acts for a wide variety of clients, including entrepreneurs, City professionals and their spouses and also has experience of working on ‘big money’ cases with complex asset structures.
As London increasingly becomes a base for international families, Edward is often involved in cases with a cross-border element. In February 2016 he presented a comparative paper on English and Russian divorce at a cross-border family law conference in Moscow. He advised on a leading case (T v T) on the use of the Brussels IIA Regulation to transfer cases between EU jurisdictions.
Edward has considerable experience of family dispute resolution and is an active member of the English family lawyers’ organisation, Resolution. He is a regular contributor to legal journals including Family Law, New Law Journal and The Global Legal Post and editor of the UK chapter of Thomson Reuters’ Family Law – A Global Guide. He is recognised in the latest edition of the Chambers HNW guide, where a commentator reports: “He is so intelligent and thorough. He wins cases because he is just so on top of the details." The 2019 edition of the Spear’s 500 Guide features Edward as a ‘Rising Star’.