Edward Bishop QC

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Year Of Call: 1985

Silk: 2011

Edward specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury and police law.  

In the current editions of Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2017 and the Legal 500 2017, client descriptions of Edward include the following:-

"A robust and clear-sighted advocate.”

“Edward is excellent with clients and able to deal with the most complex of cases, cutting straight to the heart of the matter.”

“He takes a pragmatic approach to cases, is popular with claimants, and offers excellent analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of a case.”

“He is terribly bright, intelligent and fantastic with clients. He really rolls his sleeves up and he communicates well.”

“A very able trial advocate who masters his brief, holds his nerve and delivers when it matters.”

Edward acts for both claimants and defendants and has expertise in a broad range of high value claims. His police work is exclusively for defendants; he appeared in the House of Lords in the leading cases of Van Colle v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire Police and Smith v Chief Constable of Sussex Police.

Edward is a member of the Personal Injuries Bar Association executive committee and a contributor to its Personal Injuries Handbook. He is also on the editorial board of Kemp and Kemp on "The Quantum of Damages" and is a contributor to “Emergency Services Law and Liability” published by Jordans.

Edward is a qualified PIcARBS (The Personal Injury claims Arbitration Service) Arbitrator.


Latest Publications Read more

  • Abbey National Plc v David Gouldman; Matthews & Son

Practice Areas


  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association Executive Committee
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Editorial Board Kemp and Kemp