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Edward Johnson

Year of call: 2016

Edward acts for parents in all types of private law children matters. He has considerable experience of complicated fact-finding hearings, often involving allegations of serious violence and sexual abuse. Recently, he appeared on behalf of a father accused of seeking to take his child abroad for FGM to be performed.

Edward also acts for Local Authorities, parents and grandparents in care and adoption proceedings on a regular basis. He has experience of cases involving domestic violence, substance misuse and neglect, as well cases centring on children with complex needs and disabilities.

Private Law Proceedings - Notable Cases

Re E (2020) acted on behalf of a father accused of controlling and coercive behaviour, verbal abuse, assault and financial control. The father made cross-allegations about the mother’s alleged drug use. All allegations against the father were dismissed, and every allegation against the mother was found proven.

Re A (2019) represented a father accused of rape and domestic violence in a 5 day fact-finding hearing, which involved both interpreters and covert recordings.

Public Law Children - 
Notable cases

Re H (2020) acted for a mother accused of FII. The case concluded with the local authority withdrawing proceedings.

Re S (2020) represented Stockton on Tees in care proceedings where the parents had long-term drug misuse issues. Care and adoption orders made.

Re G (2019) acted for a father who suffered from long-term drug addiction. The local authority’s application to remove the child was successfully opposed after a 2 day contested hearing.

Practice Summary

Edward represents both Claimants and Defendants in RTAs and industrial disease cases. He has successfully conducted both fast track and multi-track level trials, and has a particular interest in Noise Induced Hearing Loss cases.

Edward is often instructed in small claims, Stage 3s and fast track RTA cases involving serious collisions and personal injury.

Edward accepts instructions on a CFA basis.


  • University of Cambridge – BA (Hons) English Literature – Double First
  • City University London – GDL – Commendation
  • BPP Law School – BPTC – Very Competent
  • Pupil of Ian Mullarkey


  • Lincoln’s Inn – Lord Denning Scholarship

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