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Ed Lamb

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9 Gough Square (Chambers of Jacob Levy QC)


Ed is an advocate and advisor who specialises in general civil (with an emphasis on serious injury/Clinical Negligence), employment and commercial work. A rare example of such a broad specialism at the modern bar, Ed also has a busy private client practice that sits alongside his civil work. Ed has a significant direct access practice: primarily undertaking instructions in general civil/commercial/employment and private client work (including divorce, cohabitation and inheritance claims). Some recent clients have commented: “I found Ed both personable and knowledgeable, and he was able to act with the kind of decisiveness and speed that you want when you place your trust in a barrister. The law often seems an unfathomable beast but Ed guided us to an ideal solution. I would be more than happy to recommend Ed to people seeking expert legal counsel”. RP, Director, City Financial Services Firm. “Ed is efficient, thorough and precise with an eye for detail and the enviable ability to separate out and quickly identify which issues go to the heart of a matter and then to investigate and deal with them proactively.” Amanda Marsh, Partner, GLP Solicitors. Significant recent cases: Re: Aumord [2015] EWHC 1842 (Fam)– Inheritance Act Appeal – Significant national press coverage. CICA v. (1) First Tier Tribunal (2) LC (3) MO (JR 1005/1006) [2015] UTT: Single judge judicial review to determine whether under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2001 a victim of separate patterns of sexual and physical abuse can reasonably be considered as separate ‘crimes of violence’ and therefore exceeding the statutory cap of £500,000. D v. Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (29933/2014): 10-day employment Tribunal, representing a leading clinician in her claims for discrimination on the grounds of her sex and age. Case settled on terms. S v. MOD (on-going): claim pleaded at £850,000 for lifetime disability arising out of serious injuries occurring at an MOD naval base. Re: Latoya Smith [2013]: 12 day inquest against leading silks. Resulted in critical verdict of contractors who contributed to the death.


Called 2006. Personal Injury/Criminal Injury: Ed acts mostly on behalf of seriously injured Claimants. Dealing with multiple injures, brain injury, injuries arising at work and claims arising out of historic sex abuse. Ed has a particular specialism in appeals arising out of decisions made by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and he is a contributory author to the forthcoming text-book on Criminal Injury Claims (Begley) to be published in late 2015. Ed frequently appears at Inquests on behalf of families and has a growing reputation in this area. Recent cases of note: S v. MOD (on-going): claim pleaded at £850,000 for lifetime disability arising out of serious injuries occurring at an MOD naval base. D v. MIB (on-going): claim pleaded at £250,000 involving multiple injuries sustained in a road traffic accident. The claim involves complicated issues of causation relating to cognitive impairing arising out brain injury. P v. Oxleas NHS Trust (2014): settled at a JSM for disabling back injury sustained at work. Led by Andrew Ritchie QC. X v. CICA (Upper Tier Judicial Review) (on-going): a test-case involving an award of £750,000 and whether the 3 distinct periods of historic sexual abuse can attract separate awards under the 2001 CICA Scheme. Judgment is awaited. C v. CICA: [2014]: Secured a maximum award of £500,000 acting for a catastrophically brain injured client, Ed drafted the schedule and appeared at Tribunal under the 2001 Scheme. Smith v. TFL and Ors (2013): A 12-day inquest against a number of QCs involving the death of a school-girl at traffic works. Ed secured a favourable verdict from the jury in the face of developed legal submissions from his opposing legal Counsel. Clinical Negligence: Ed is an established and tireless advocate for those injured in the care of clinicians. Ranging from negligence arising from births, cancer treatment and surgical procedures in general, Ed has a loyal following of solicitors. Ed has a detailed knowledge of issues arising out of consent in medical procedures, having recently edited the chapter on consent in a leading text-book on clinical negligence (published in the spring of 2015). Ed is a member of AvMA (Action Against Medical Accidents). Recent cases of note: C v. Bridlington Hospital [on-going]: failed to diagnose a ruptured Achilles tendon resulting in significant future surgery costs and disability. K v. Whittington NHS Hospitals Trust [2014]: infant sustained facial injuries in negligently performed forceps birth. Commercial and Employment: Ed advises on disputes arising in the course of business, acting for small to medium size businesses on a wide variety of issues. Recent cases have involved shareholder disputes, a claim involving a dispute between directors and obtaining an injunction in the face of a partnership dispute. Ed is often instructed to draft complicated written agreements and/or advise on enforceability of those documents. Dealing with issues such as discrimination; unfair dismissal; remuneration; compromise agreements and advising on enforceability of employment contracts, Ed frequently appears in multi-day Tribunals for both employees and employers. Due to the breadth of his practice, he brings a commercial focus to all that I do. In his claimant work Ed is sympathetic and robust in pursing his clients’ interests. Having experience of professional tribunals (GMC, NMC etc.) gives him a greater insight into employment disputes relating to professionals, particularly those within the NHS. He frequently lectures on effective responses to employment disputes and was a joint author on the leading textbook in Remedies In Employment Law (Law Society 2015). Recent cases of note: D v. Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (29933/2015): 10-day employment Tribunal, representing a leading clinician in her claims for discrimination on the grounds of her sex and age. Case settled on terms. P v. LB of Wandsworth 224461/2014: Successfully defended claims against the LB of Wandsworth for disability discrimination, unfair dismissal and harassment in a multi-day tribunal in Croydon. Forbes v. Plutus Wealth Management (Ch. Div 2015): Successful advised a partner on obtaining interim prohibitive injunctions against a partnership arising out of the unlawful implementation of the partnership dispute resolution agreement. Private Client/Family: Involving cohabitation disputes, claims for financial relief and care proceedings. Ed’s significant experience in claims for financial relief has included cases involving foreign assets, marriages of substantial wealth and complicated trust arguments. Alongside this Ed has also acted in a number of inheritance act claims. Ed often appears in Public Law care proceedings acting for Local Authorities, parents and guardians. His cases involve allegations of the most significant harm including sexual abuse, domestic violence and substance abuse. Sharif v. Sharif: (2015): Assets initially valued at well in excess of £1m. Settled on day 4 of the final hearing. Ameerally v. Munsoor (2015): Case involving an intervener who sought to protect property assets valued at £2.4m. Case settled on day 1 of final hearing. M v. M (2015): Successful result following 2 day final hearing with successful defeat of an appeal following final hearing. The case involved arguments as to the provision to an adult with learning difficulties. Re: Aumord [2015] EWHC 1842 (Fam). An inheritance Act Appeal – Significant national press coverage. LBE v. A [2013] Parker J (Fam): Acting for the Local Authority seeking to remove children in circumstances where the Father had tragically murdered the Mother.


LLB Law, MSc Russian and Post Soviet Studies, BVC, Lincoln\'s Inn Bursary Award 2006.

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