Edward Duncan Smith
Ed came to the Criminal Bar and 187 Fleet Street after practising in Civil law as a County Court advocate, instructed in small claims trials, landlord & tenant disputes and mortgage repossessions. He now defends at all stages of Criminal proceedings in a wide variety of cases, including, recently, a complex conspiracy to supply drugs in Southampton – part of Hampshire Police’s “Operation Windless” – in which he was led by Mozammel Hossain of chambers.
Ed has a wide-ranging criminal defence practice incorporating serious violence, drugs, fraud, burglary and sexual offences as well as forfeiture and confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Instructing solicitors appreciate Ed’s diligence and the proactive approach he takes with each of his cases, providing a professional, reliable service at all stages. At court his calm, confident manner puts clients at their ease and he is adept at dealing with anxious, emotional defendants in highly-charged proceedings, assisting them in presenting the best possible case.
Criminal Bar Association
Awards, Qualifications & Other
BPTC – University of Law
LLB – University of Law
BA History – York University
Droop Scholarship – Lincoln’s Inn
Hardwicke Award – Lincoln’s Inn