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Edward Cumming QC
Barrister at XXIV Old Buildings

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Edward is one of the rising stars of the chancery and commercial bar. Said to be "a lion in court", he is one of the youngest barristers ever to be appointed Queen's Counsel and prides himself on being both a “formidable advocate and excellent with clients”.

Edward specialises in most areas of chancery and commercial work as part of his busy practice, with exceptional experience in contentious trust and estate litigation, commercial litigation (including, in particular, banking and finance disputes and civil fraud matters) and company/insolvency work. 

Since late 2016, (as well as becoming a father!) he has been named “Chancery Junior of the Year” at the Chambers & Prs UK Bar Awards, acted for Viscount Weymouth in his claim to remove a trustee of the famous Longleat Estate, appeared as sole counsel before the Supreme Court in Wood v Capita Insurance Services [2017] UKSC 24 (the leading authority on contractual interpretation) and continued to act for the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) in relation to its appeal following the 2-month trial of LIA v Goldman Sachs [2016] EWHC 2530 (Ch) (concerning novel equitable claims in a business context), and in LIA v Société Générale & ors (which settled on the eve of a 3½-month trial with SocGen apologising and announcing it had agreed to pay more than $1 billion to the LIA).

Recognised as a leading practitioner by Chambers & Prs and Legal 500 in an extraordinary 6 and 7 practice areas (respectively), he is said to show “maturity beyond his years” as well as being described as “ferociously hard-working, but always a delight to deal with” and “a solicitor’s dream”.

Agenda Sessions

  • Morning Expresso: A Shot in the Arm - What happened yesterday?

    10:10

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