Mr Huw Edwards > Exchange Chambers > Manchester, England > Barrister Profile

Exchange Chambers
M3 3NW

Work Department



Huw has been a barrister specialising in criminal law for 12 years. He has wide ranging experience both prosecuting and defending the most serious criminal offences including homicide, fraud, drug and firearms offences, serious violence and sexual offences. Huw is a Category 4 Prosecutor and is a member of the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) panel.

Huw is also a member of the Specialist Regulatory Panel and accepts instructions to either prosecute or defend matters brought by the Environment Agency and the HSE.

In addition, Huw has conducted a variety of licensing cases both in the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown court, as well as attending other bodies such as the Road Traffic Commissioners Court.

Huw has conducted a variety of firearms licensing cases, including appeals against the revocation of shotgun certificates.

Huw also acts on behalf of parties in Inquests and Public Inquiries.


Called 2009


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA)


  • Political Science – University of Leeds


Huw read Political Science at the University of Leeds. Following his graduation he moved to London where he was employed as an intern researcher for a Member of Parliament. He went on to work for the Prison and Probation Ombudsman’s office.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Huw Edwards Exchange Chambers ‘Huw has an excellent grasp of complex and voluminous material and is particularly skilful at cross-examining expert witnesses.’