Edward is a partner in our Litigation team and heads our Public, Regulatory & Investigations and our Charities & Not-for-Profit teams. He is a leading practitioner in the conduct of inquiries, private and public, statutory and non-statutory.
He is a specialist in procedures attendant upon professional disciplinary matters. He is a key advisor to charitable organisations in the areas of risk and regulatory compliance. An accredited CEDR mediator, Edward works primarily in the field of dispute resolution, guiding charitable organisations in this area.
Edward has deep familiarity with the organisational and systemic issues which arise within the charitable and not for profit sector. He is a trusted advisor of long-standing to many of the leading charities in Ireland.
Much of his practice involves providing strategic advice on dispute avoidance and risk minimisation. As required, he applies his knowledge and experience to consideration of his clients' corporate/constitutional structures, their governance and diverse operational issues. He takes pride in ensuring that the needs of the firm’s clients are always met in the most timely and cost efficient manner without compromise to quality.
Statutory and non-statutory inquiries
Advising registered charities regarding compliance with the Charities Act 2009.
Advising newly established charities regarding structures and regulatory requirements.
Advising charities in relation to risk and dispute resolution.
Advising witnesses attending at inquiries pursuant to the Commissions of Investigations Act 2004 and at Oireachtas inquiries.
Advising organisations regarding their procedures for responding to complaints against employees and volunteers.
Advising organisations regarding the conduct of internal and independent inquiries into matters of importance and strategic risk and including the provision of assistance in the development and implementation of crisis management strategies.
Advising on the prosecution and defence of civil proceedings across all jurisdictions.
Edward is recommended by Legal 500 under the heading of ‘Public Sector’.
Law Society of Ireland
Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
Member Ethics Committee - Mater Misercordiae Hospital
Member Ethics Committee - Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin
Law Society of Ireland (Solicitor)
Qualified Mediator U.K. Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)