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Edwards, David QC

David Edwards has practiced at 7 King’s Bench Walk for the whole of his career. 

David Edwards

He specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, both as an advocate and as an advisor, in particular in insurance and reinsurance, banking and finance, professional negligence, and shipping and international trade.

David Edwards appears most frequently in the Commercial Court or the Chancery Division, and on appeal in the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords. A good deal of his work is done in confidential arbitration. His practice is international, and he has substantial experience of working together with foreign lawyers and dealing with cases governed by a foreign substantive law (in particular New York law).

In addition to his practice as an advocate, Edwards has sat and accepts appointments as sole or as party-appointed arbitrator in ad hoc or institutional (ICC and LCIA) arbitrations. He has also been instructed to give expert evidence on English insurance law in the courts of New South Wales.

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  • Princess of the Stars: typhoon warranties

    On 21 June 2008, the passenger cargo vessel Princess of the Stars was lost in the Philippines after sailing into Typhoon Frank.

  • The Falkonera (Court of Appeal)

    On 5 June 2014, the Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of the owners of Falkonera, a very large crude carrier (VLCC) against the judgment of Mr Justice Eder. 

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