Edward Bishop QC

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Year Of Call: 1985

Silk: 2011

Edward specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury and police law.  

In the current editions of Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2018 and the Legal 500 2017, client descriptions of Edward include the following:-

"A robust and clear-sighted advocate.”

"A highly intelligent, astute barrister, who is considerate of clients’ needs."

"A impressive silk who demostrates time and again intelligent and pragmatic approach to resolving cases of the highest complexity."

"A dedicated counsel who genuinely cares about his clients and their claims. He is tenacious and so ensures all aspects of cases are covered."

"A very sensible and clever advocate."

"Knowledgeable, calm, measured and a very good trial advocate. He is also extremely good with clients."


Edward acts for both claimants and defendants and has expertise in a broad range of high value claims. 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.


Edward is a member of the Personal Injuries Bar Association executive committee and a contributor to its Personal Injuries Handbook. He is also on the editorial board of Kemp and Kemp on "The Quantum of Damages" and is a contributor to “Emergency Services Law and Liability” published by Jordans.

Edward is a qualified PIcARBS (The Personal Injury claims Arbitration Service) Arbitrator.


Latest Cases Read more

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...

Griffiths v Sec of State for Health [2015] EWHC 1264 (QB)

Successfully acted for claimant making allegations of failures by paramedics...

Practice Areas


  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association Executive Committee
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Editorial Board Kemp and Kemp