Edward Bishop

Call: 1984, QC: 2011
Queen’s Counsel (QC)

“He is terribly bright, intelligent and fantastic with clients. He really rolls his sleeves up and he communicates well.”
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Expertise
Acting for both claimants and defendants, Edward has expertise in a broad range of high value claims. However, his police work is exclusively for defendants; he appeared in the House of Lords in the leading cases of Van Colle v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire Police and Smith v Chief Constable of Sussex Police.

Outside of court, Edward is on the Personal Injuries Bar Association executive committee and is a contributor to its Personal Injuries Handbook. As noted under the membership section, he is on the editorial board of Kemp & Kemp having worked on “The Quantum of Damages” and contributed to “Emergency Services Law and Liability” published by Jordans.

He is also a qualified PIcARBS (The Personal Injury claims Arbitration Service) Arbitrator.
Education
King’s School, Canterbury; Pembroke College, Cambridge (1982 BA; 1985 MA).
Recent cases

  • Daniel v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and London Ambulance Service [2016] EWHC 23 (QB) - Successful defence of clinical treatment of prisoner by nursing staff and ambulance service.

  • Griffiths v Sec of State for Health [2015] EWHC 1264 (QB) - Successfully acted for claimant making allegations of failures by paramedics treating spinal injury. Liability and causation.

  • Barnett v Medway NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 235 - Successfully defended NHS trust against alleged failures to identify and treat spinal abscess. Decision upheld on appeal.

  • Tait v Gloucester Hospital NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 848 - Successfully acted for a claimant who recovered £2.4 million in quantum trial for delayed diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome.

Chambers & Legal 500 Rankings
Chambers UK:
Clinical negligence band 1, personal injury band 2
“Edward is excellent with clients and able to deal with the most complex of cases, cutting straight to the heart of the matter”

Legal 500:
Clinical negligence – leading silk, tier 4
“He is client-friendly and has the skills to deal with complex medical matters.”
Previous issues comment:
“Edward is excellent with clients and able to deal with the most complex of cases, cutting straight to the heart of the matter.”
“He takes a pragmatic approach to cases, is popular with claimants, and offers excellent analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of a case.”
“He is terribly bright, intelligent and fantastic with clients. He really rolls his sleeves up and he communicates well.”
“A very able trial advocate who masters his brief, holds his nerve and delivers when it matters.”
Memberships

  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association

  • Personal injuries Bar Association Executive Committee

  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

  • Editorial Board Kemp & Kemp

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