Edward Faulks

Call: 1973, QC: 1996
Queen’s Counsel (QC)

"He's wonderfully client-friendly as he's terribly calm and measured. In fraught situations he creates an atmosphere of calm and confidence, and he must be one of the most charming and polite men on the earth - in negotiations he's never aggressive, just very clear, firm and incredibly clever."
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Expertise
Between 1998 and 2007 Edward was head of Chambers and clients say he creates a cool and calm atmosphere. His practice includes claims arising from the Human Rights' Act together with professional negligence, clinical negligence, personal injury, education, police claims and public law.

Edward contributed to "Local Authority Liability" (Morrell & Foster, 4th edition). In 2006 he also was a special adviser to the Department of Constitutional Affairs on the Compensation Culture.
Recent cases
Since returning to the Bar full time after a 3 year term as a Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice, Lord Faulks Q.C. has been instructed in a number of high profile cases including:

  • C. and N. v Poole Borough Council (judgment is awaited from the Supreme Court) - L.F. acted for the Council together with Paul Stagg and Katie Ayres .

  • Barclays Bank v Various Claimants - Following the Court of Appeal decision, the Supreme Court has now given permission to appeal. The case will be heard on November 28th 2019. L.F.acted for the Bank.

  • Michael Parker (Barrymore ) v. Essex Police - L.F. acted for the police in their successful appeal to the Court of Appeal.

  • XX v Whittington Hospitals NHS Trust - L.F. acted for the hospital in a novel case in the Court of Appeal concerning damages for the cost of commercial surrogacy. The hospital is seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.

Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 Rankings
Legal 500 2021

Personal Injury - Leading Silks -Tier 2 - ‘Firm but always very charming. He is always approachable and good-humoured. There are no airs and graces.’

Clinical Negligence - Leading Silks - Tier 3 - ‘Has a manner of confidence and calm which, in combination with a wealth of experience, is instantly reassuring and puts clients at their ease.’

Professional Negligence - Leading Silks - Tier 4 - ‘He has a wealth of experience.’

Chambers & Partners 2021

Personal Injury (Silks) - Band 1 - Returned to chambers in September 2016 following acting as Minister of State for Justice. He is a noted expert in personal injury matters, while his broad practice also includes human rights, clinical negligence and police work. "An extremely able advocate."

"A fantastic advocate with an encyclopedic knowledge."He is very calm, measured and easy to work with. He is a go-to silk for appellate work."

Clinical Negligence (Silks) - Band 1 - An esteemed silk who has been handling the most complex clinical negligence cases for many years. His wider practice covers professional negligence, police and public law cases. "Very easy to work with, collaborative and a real team player. He's very calm and reassuring to have on your side, and is a brilliant advocate."

Recent work: Instructed in Lucy Diamond v Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, a case involving complex issues of consent.

Best Lawyers UK 2022

Edward is recognised in Best Lawyers UK 2022 for his work in Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury Litigation and Police Law.
Awards
Edward was awarded the Outstanding Achievement award at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2010 and the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year award in The Chambers Bar Awards 2009.
Memberships

  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association

  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

Education

  • Wellington College

  • Jesus College, Oxford (1972 MA)

Rankings

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