Edward Faulks QC

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Year Of Call: 1973

Silk: 1996

Edward was head of Chambers for 9 years until 2007. 

He is identified as a leading practitioner in several areas in both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500. His practice includes professional negligence, clinical negligence, personal injury, education, police claims, public law and claims arising from the Human Rights Act. He has been instructed in a large number of the leading cases in these areas over the last 10 years. 

The Chambers & Partners UK Bar Guide 2019 and the Legal 500 2019 directories describe him as follows:

"He's utterly charming, knowledgeable and good on his feet."

"Highly intelligent and eloquent."

He is a contributor to ‘Local Authority Liability’ (Morrell and Foster) (4th Edition). In 2006 he was a special adviser to the Department of Constitutional Affairs on the Compensation Culture.

Edward was awarded the Outstanding Achievement award at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2010 and the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Silk of the Year award in The Chambers Bar Awards 2009.

Since returning to the Bar full time after a 3 year term as a Minister of State at the Ministry of Justice, Lord Faulks Q.C. has been instructed in a number of high profile cases including: 

(i) C. and N. v Poole Borough Council (judgment is awaited from the Supreme Court)

L.F. acted for the Council together with Paul Stagg and Katie Ayres .

(ii) Barclays Bank v Various Claimants.

Following the Court of Appeal decision, the Supreme Court has now given permission to appeal.

The case will be heard on November 28th 2019.

L.F.acted for the Bank.

(iii) Michael Parker (Barrymore ) v. Essex Police.

L.F. acted for the police in their successful appeal to the Court of Appeal.

(iv)   XX v Whittington Hospitals NHS Trust

L.F. acted for the hospital in a novel case in the Court of Appeal concerning damages for the cost of commercial surrogacy.

The hospital is seeking permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.


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Practice Areas


  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association (past Chairman)