Edward specialises in major, complex disputes and investigations and has extensive experience acting for corporates ranging from multinational and ASX listed companies to not-for-profits, as well as for government entities. Edward regularly advises on complex commercial disputes, contentious regulatory cases, investigations and commissions of inquiry, particularly those relating to the financial services, education and healthcare industries.
Edward is known for his strategic and thoughtful result-focused approach to the issues facing his clients.
In litigation, Edward is primarily engaged in cases before the Federal and Supreme Courts, typically involving contractual interpretation, equitable remedies, professional negligence, allegations of misleading or deceptive conduct and administrative law issues. Highly qualified, he also offers particular expertise in the effective use of alternative dispute resolution, particularly arbitration and mediation.
Edward’s contentious regulatory work usually involves Australia’s key corporate regulators, particularly Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Australian Prudential and Regulation Authority (APRA) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), although his experience extends to disputes and investigations involving a variety of regulators, such as Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC), Australian Federal Police (AFP), Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
His experience includes advising the Australian Banking Association in relation to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
Edward holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in law and has a certification in legal project management. He has been admitted to practice in both Australia and the United Kingdom.