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Chancery: Traditional - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Edward Cumming KC
Edward Cumming KC is respected for his handling of high-value cases across the full breadth of traditional chancery law. He regularly acts for very wealthy individuals. His recent work has included complex trust litigation.

Strengths


"He has an incredible intellect and knowledge of the law. He leaves no stone unturned in his investigations and advice, and his written work and tactical approach are sublime."


Offshore - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Edward Cumming KC
Edward Cumming KC is highly regarded among peers for his excellent advocacy skills. He frequently appears in trust, company and general commercial litigation. He has a substantial offshore practice and appears in Singapore, South Africa and Mauritius, alongside more traditional jurisdictions in the Caribbean and Channel Islands. Cumming is instructed on behalf of multinational corporates in addition to high net worth private clients.

Strengths

"He is hard-working and has tons of trial experience. Clients enjoy his advocacy."

"He is our go-to KC. Edward Cumming is exceptionally bright, affable and a team player."

"He is fantastic. He is pragmatic and advises on what we should do strategically and what the most sensible approach may be."


Art and Cultural Property Law - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Edward Cumming KC
Silk with a broad practice encompassing traditional chancery and commercial litigation. He is often instructed in disputes between major auction houses, vendors and purchasers (or potential purchasers) concerning provenance and the true ownership of important pieces of art.

Strengths

"Great on the law and highly commercial, whenever you get him you're getting get top quality. He has an amazing brain and just gets things naturally."

"Edward is seriously impressive and phenomenally bright. His written work is mind-blowingly brilliant and he's an articulate powerhouse of an advocate."


Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Edward Cumming KC

Strengths

"He is very knowledgeable and strategic. A hugely popular choice."

"Edward is extremely effective."


Charities - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Edward Cumming KC
Edward Cumming KC is a well-known charities practitioner who undertakes this work as part of a broad chancery practice. His reputation in the area continues to grow, as a result of his advice on some prominent charities disputes.

Strengths

"He's a big-picture thinker and a brilliant strategist, who is excellent on his feet. He doesn't get lost in the detail."


Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Edward Cumming KC

Strengths

"Edward is an incredibly good silk, who is fast, effective and efficient."


Company - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Edward Cumming KC
Edward Cumming KC is an impressive company silk who receives routine instructions from a number of top City law firms. His company work benefits from wider capabilities in commercial chancery and civil fraud.

Strengths

"Knowledgeable, creative, hard-working and responsive, he has a huge range and depth and is a pleasure to work with."


Fraud: Civil - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Edward Cumming KC
Edward Cumming KC is a talented silk with a busy commercial practice, which includes frequent civil fraud instructions. He boasts extensive experience in acting as sole counsel. He is well regarded for his handling of matters involving banks.

Strengths

"Edward is a phenomenal barrister who cuts through the issues."

"He is very forensic."


Banking & Finance - London (Bar)
4
Band 4

Edward Cumming KC
Edward Cumming KC is regularly called upon by banks and other financial institutions to advise on a wide range of financial matters. He advises clients on all manner of cases, including those involving complex derivatives and matters with elements of fraud.

Strengths

"Edward Cumming is ferociously hard-working, and always a delight to deal with. He is clever, energetic and good at getting to the heart of the problem."

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