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Chambers of Elspeth Talbot Rice KC
XXIV Old Buildings
24 OLD BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3UP
England

Position

Edward is a barrister specialising in most areas of chancery and commercial litigation. He particularly relishes advocacy, appearing frequently before a range of courts and tribunals, and has extensive experience of international and multi-jurisdictional disputes. This particular international emphasis was further enhanced when he was retained for a substantial period to advise a leading offshore firm on a number of business and trust matters involving Guernsey and the BVI. Edward’s breadth of expertise is recognised by the leading directories. He is not only recommended in the chancery sphere for traditional chancery litigation, private client disputes (trust and probate), company disputes and insolvency disputes, but also for commercial dispute resolution, banking and finance, and aviation.

Career

Called 2006, Middle Temple; Queen Mother’s Scholar and Harmsworth Exhibitioner; expert contributor to ‘Tolley’s Insolvency Law’; general editor of ‘International Trusts Law’.

Languages

French, basic German.

Memberships

Chancery Bar Association; Guernsey International Lawyers Association; COMBAR.

Education

Downing College, Cambridge (2004 BA Hons Law); president of the Cambridge Union; University of Pennsylvania (2005 LLM); Thouron Fellow.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 5

Edward Cumming KCXXIV Old Buildings ‘Charming leader and a very motivated junior silk.’

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Edward Cumming KCXXIV Old BuildingsEdward is an intellectual who can distil the crux of a dispute from even the most complicated fact pattern. He holds himself and his clients and instructing solicitors with purpose and resilience.

XXIV Old Buildings is an ‘excellent set, with first-rate counsel and great strength in depth’ and the ‘first port of call’ for many clients when it comes to complex trust related matters. Elspeth Talbot Rice KC is experienced at handling many complex and high-value Chancery pieces of litigation, particularly those with an international angle. David Brownbill KC has extensive expertise in trust law and focuses mainly on private client cases. ‘Brilliant orator’ Edward Cumming ‘is the absolute best when it comes to commercial Chancery work’ and has experience of cases which reach the final level of appeals.

London Bar > Charities

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Edward Cumming KCXXIV Old BuildingsA fabulous advocate and analyst. A leader at the Chancery Bar.’

 

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 5

Edward Cumming KCXXIV Old Buildings ‘Ed is a superstar already notwithstanding his relatively young age. Incredibly in demand. Is superb at banking but can turn his mind to a range of fields as the best silks can.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 6

Edward Cumming KCXXIV Old Buildings ‘Ed is the absolute best when it comes to commercial chancery work. He works incredibly hard, is commercial, is an outstanding advocate and is loved by clients for being aggressive and knowing their cases inside out. He is the first name that comes to mind for any high value and difficult case.’

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Edward Cumming KCXXIV Old Buildings ‘The combination of a Trojan work ethic, a brilliant mind and skilled advocacy makes him lethal to opposition in court.’

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Edward Cumming KCXXIV Old BuildingsEdward has an excellent persuasive style as an advocate, chooses strong points and develops them well. He is able to take decisive strategic positions rapidly, with an appreciation for the risks faced by clients and the need to manage them carefully.’