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Edward Sawyer

Call: 2001   

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Practice Overview

Edward has a commercial and chancery practice, with particular experience in the fields of pensions, trusts, commercial disputes, professional negligence, international work, financial services and civil fraud. His practice encompasses litigation and advisory work across the broad range of commercial chancery cases.

Edward is regularly involved in large-scale litigation involving pension schemes, regulatory work, trust disputes, business disputes and professional liability, often with an international or offshore element. He has considerable experience of document-heavy long-running cases and working as part of multi-jurisdictional legal teams.

Edward is recommended in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 for pensions, commercial: chancery, professional negligence and civil fraud. Recent comments from these directories include:

“He has a fantastic eye for detail and a Trojan work ethic.” “He is an exceedingly good draftsman who is very thoughtful and has a keen eye for detail. He’s brilliant at memorising facts which he can then pull out of a hat when he needs them.” “He’s one of the cleverest members of the junior Bar”, “tremendous”, “exceptionally intelligent, very hard-working and a pleasure to work with”, “very clever and a very good advocate”, “he can cross-examine effectively and cuts through things.” “Extremely hard-working and knowledgeable”, “his attention to detail is hugely impressive”, “unimpeachable work ethic”, “an excellent draftsman with a good eye for detail”, “he has the ability to grasp the complex detail of the case.”

Edward was a scholar of Lincoln College, Oxford, where he obtained one of the best first class degrees in his year in Modern History. He achieved the highest mark in his year on both the CPE law conversion course and the Bar Vocational Course. He is a Queen Mother Scholar of the Middle Temple and was awarded the Eldon Law Scholarship by Oxford University.