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Art and Cultural Property Law - London (Bar)
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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

"A superb litigator, who has a brilliant mind and provides quick commercial advice."

Recent work

Acted for the British Institute of Florence in a dispute with the Henry Moore Foundation over the potential sale or re-siting in Florence of a significant work by Henry Moore.


Chancery: Commercial - London (Bar)
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Band 2

Edward Cumming KC

Strengths

"Accessible and very hard-working. He's very sensible and not afraid to tackle serious issues."

Recent work

Appeared in Rusnano v Erochkine, acting for one of the largest Russian state-owned banks in various sets of proceedings in England and Guernsey relating to investments of more than £100 million in problematic funds into which it invested due to the alleged fraud of a former employee.


Chancery: Traditional - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

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

"Hugely impressive. He is very approachable, technical and knowledgeable."

Recent work

Acted in Re B Trust, very large-scale trust litigation before the Bermuda Court of Appeal. The trust holds assets worth many billions of dollars.


Offshore - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

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 a go-to contact. He has a very modern approach and he is full of energy." "He has energy as well as bright, strategic thinking and is a delight to work with."


Charities - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

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. Lately, he has represented philanthropists, charities and other not-for-profit organisations.

Strengths

"He's a very impressive, forceful advocate." "He's at the top of his game, he is very creative and imaginative, and he commands respect for his judgements. I have great confidence in his judgement and advice."

Recent work

Acted in Lehtimäki v The Children’s Investment Foundation Fund. Cumming acted for the  well-known philanthropist Jamie Cooper on an appeal concerning the extent of the court’s inherent jurisdiction to supervise the administration of charities, and the duties of members of a company limited by guarantee.


Commercial Dispute Resolution - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Edward Cumming KC

Strengths

"A phenomenal lawyer, who is one of the set's rising stars."

Recent work

Instructed in a dispute between a property development company, Abbeylord Properties, and its bank, RBS. The case regarded various interest rate derivatives and advice received from the bank.


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

"A very commercially-minded barrister who forges incredibly strong relationships with solicitors."


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

"A phenomenal barrister who is very sharp, cuts through the waffle to the main issues and is very decisive."


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

"He is the person you want on speed dial. He is super quick, really bright and very good to work with. He brings his sharp analysis to any problem you present. He is not afraid of rolling his sleeves up and he is always sensitive to the client's commercial needs."

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