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 2019 and the Legal 500 2019, client descriptions of Edward include the following:-

"A heavyweight barrister who easily slices through complex claims, getting straight to the heart of the matter and providing sensible and concise advice."

"He's great tactically and is very skilled in client management." 

"He has a very sharp mind and huge attention to detail."

"He is extremely clever and gets to the core of a case quickly."

“He is a very skilled advocate, particularly when cross-examining experts. Clients like him because he is very personable.”

“He is extremely bright and gets to the nub of a case immediately.”



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