Edward Fitzgerald Cbe QC
Edward Fitzgerald, joint head of Doughty Street Chambers and Legal Aid Lawyer of the year in 2009 and the winner of the Silk of the Year award in 2005, specialises in criminal law, public law and international human rights law. As a criminal practitioner he has featured in many of the leading cases involving extradition, appeals against miscarriages of justice, and international law. He also frequently appears in the Privy Council in cases involving the constitutions of the Commonwealth, Caribbean, death penalty appeals and extradition. Edward has been called to the Bar in numerous jurisdictions including Belize, Grenada and St Vincent and has been granted rights of audience to appear in cases in Hong Kong, Trinidad and Tobago, St Lucia, Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands. In the 2011 edition of 'Chambers and Partners' Edward was listed as a leading silk in public and administrative law, crime, criminal extradition and received a star ranking for his work in civil liberties. Clients say Edward is a 'human rights genius who is a joy to work with'. He has a very eclectic practice taking in international human rights law, criminal law and public law generally. Commentators note that he 'Enjoys the full confidence of judges as they are all familiar with him and now he has nothing left to prove' and that when the case 'requires something extra' instructing solicitors go for Edward Fitzgerald QC. Recent cases include: Filipek-Kwansky v Poland in the Supreme Court; Lukaszewski and Pomiechowski v Poland in the Supreme Court; USA v Tappin  EWHC 22 (Admin); and Cannonier, Isaac, Gardiner and Williams v The Queen, heard in the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal, in which Mr Fitzgerald represented all appellants. It was allowed on 22nd March 2012.
Called 1978; resides Inner Temple; QC 1995.
Oxford and Cambridge (BA (Hons) Congratulatory First, MPhil Criminology, qualified in New York and American Law).