Edward Bates


Year of call 2017

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Edward has a civil and family practice, with a particular focus on financial matters. Prior to coming to the Bar, he was a Management Consultant at KPMG LLP specialising in transformation and regulatory projects in the financial services and the public sector.

Edward then went onto academia, where he was a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Reading and a Lecturer in Law at City, University of London. Whilst at City, University of London, he was also the Co-Director of the LLB Programme and taught GDL, GELLB and LLB students on modules ranging from Contract Law to Public Law. During this time, he qualified as an Associate Fellow of the Academy of Higher Education.

As a Chartered Management Accountant, Edward is comfortable with numbers and financial information, which assists across his practice. With his professional background, he is personable and builds good working relationships with solicitors and clients.

Edward also practices from Pallant Chambers

Notable Cases

A v B: Represented defendant at trial in a case of mistaken identity for personal injury and succeeded in matter being struck out at outset of hearing, with all costs sought being awarded

C v D: Successfully represented applicant at final hearing to retain residence for two young children and providing for staged gradual contact with respondent who had historically suffered from mental health issues.

Recently drafted life interest trusts in relation to TOLATA, where the client wished to remain in occupation of the former matrimonial home and be protected against possible future claims from her children, following a transfer of property in ancillary relief proceedings.