Edward Johnson

Edward Johnson


Year of call: 2016

Call clerks: 0113 297 1200

Email clerks: clerks@kbwchambers.com


  • Private Law Proceedings

    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.

    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

    Edward 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.

    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 has significant experience in both the Magistrates’ and Youth Courts. Through regular appearances, he has developed a detailed knowledge of bail, trial procedure and sentencing.

    Recently, he has prosecuted several sexual assault cases, as well as successfully defended an individual accused of ABH, which involved careful analysis of ID procedures.

    In addition, Edward has dealt with many cases with a sensitive subject matter, such as hate crimes involving youths, racially aggravated public order matters, and ‘trial of the facts’ cases, where the defendant is unfit to plead.

  • 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.

  • Ed accepts instructions in clinicial negligence cases.

  • Education

    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