Fiona Parkin QC, Edmund Neuberger, Omar Eljadi and Caroline Greenfield will present to The Harris Society on ‘Life at the […]
30th Oct 2020
Edmund specialises in all aspects of Chambers’ work for a broad range of domestic and international clients, particularly in the fields of construction and engineering, information technology and professional negligence. Edmund’s background in engineering and information technology provides a solid grounding for the more detailed and technically complex areas of dispute.
He has worked on a wide range of disputes. Recent examples include concerning commercial construction contracts, ship-building, combined cycle gas turbine plants, a coal-fired power station, chemical manufacturing facility, numerous residential developments, professional negligence of construction professionals, PFI projects (roads, waste management, hospitals) and, cladding related claims.
Edmund is familiar with standard form engineering contracts (including JCT, NEC and GC/Works) and has been instructed by both contractors and employers in a number of international and domestic disputes. Recent instructions include:
Edmund has advised and acted in a number of professional negligence claims against lawyers, architects and other construction professionals. Edmund has also advised architects and other construction professionals on aspects of professional indemnity insurance. Recent examples include:
Edmund’s experience in this area is particularly in relation to the construction of power plants and industrial sites. Recent instructions include:
Edmund has undertaken work of a highly technical nature, including in relation to complex multinational licence agreements for substantial commercial software and agreements for the provision of programming services. Edmund is familiar with the technical demands of IT and Telecommunications disputes from his background as an engineer. Recent work includes:
North Midland Building Ltd v Cyden Homes Ltd  EWCA Civ 1744,  7 WLUK 698,  BLR 565 and  CILL 4189
Carillion Construction Ltd v Woods Bagot Europe Ltd, AECOM Ltd, EMCOR Engineering Services Ltd and EMCOR (UK) Limited  EWCA Civ 65 and  EWHC 905,  BLR 382,  CILL 3833,  All ER (D) 11 (May).
LXB RP (Crown Road) Ltd v Squibb Group Ltd  EWHC 2669
J Murphy & Sons Ltd v W Maher & Sons Ltd  EWHC 1148,  All ER (D) 176 (May).
CSK Electrical Contractors Ltd v Kingwood Electrical Services Ltd  EWHC 667,  All ER (D) 167 (Mar)
Lovell Partnerships Limited and Connaught Partnerships Limited v Merton Priory Homes  EWHC 1615 and  EWHC 1800,  BLR 541,  CILL 3521,  Bus LR 954 and  All ER (D) 189 (Jul).
AB v CD  EWHC 1376,  BLR 435
2008 Called to the Bar of England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn)
2007-2008 BVC, Inns of Court School of Law
Awarded the Lord Denning Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn
2006-2007 CPE, City University
Awarded the Lord Haldane Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn
2002-2006 MEng (Hons), University of Oxford, Christ Church
Masters in Engineering Science including specialist options in civil engineering, biochemical engineering. Thesis on “Finding fiducials in MRI and PET images” written in collaboration with Siemens Molecular Imaging.
Edmund is a member of the SCL, COMBAR, TECBAR and LCLBA. Edmund also regularly sits as an adjudicator and is a member of the CEDR and TECBAR panels.
“He punches above his weight and works well with silks. He impresses with his willingness to roll up his sleeves, quickness in picking up points and commercial approach.”
Construction, Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2021
“Edmund is a quality option. He works hard and is very responsive, and he is always on hand to talk through difficult issues. He effortlessly works with a broader team and gets on with the job. He is a strong choice.”
Construction, The Legal 500 2021
“He grapples with the detail well”
Professional Negligence, The Legal 500 2021
“Edmund is a terrific draftsman with an unnerving ability to get straight to the heart of a problem.” “Puts in tremendous hours and is extremely thorough. He is destined to become a silk.”
Construction, Chambers & Partners UK Bar and Global 2020
“Responsive and approachable with superb analytical skills.”
Construction, The Legal 500 2020
“He grapples with the detail well.”
Professional Negligence, The Legal 500 2020
“Really talented barrister and a safe pair of hands who won’t let you down.”
“His pleadings are thorough and well drafted, and he is a calm and reassuring presence for clients.”
Construction, Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2019
“A very calm presence on the team and a very skilled advocate.” “Good with clients, accommodating and very user-friendly.”
Construction, Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2018
“He has an impressive ability to convey complex issues succinctly and clearly.” “He’s very bright and very hard working, but also very down to earth and good with clients.”
Construction, Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2017
“He is very responsive to a solicitor, accessible, friendly and enthusiastic.” “Clients like his confident air.”
Construction, Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2016
“He has a very mature style for his year of call and is very impressive. He’s really good on the detail and great with clients.”
Construction, Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2015