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"A compelling advocate, who is detailed and commercial in his approach." - Chambers UK, 2015

Year of call: 1996


After holding an Exhibition at Christ Church, Oxford and various bursaries and scholarships at Lincoln’s Inn, Edward combines academic excellence with an acute sensitivity to the commercial needs of his clients.  His practice encompasses a wide range of commercial and property work before all levels of tribunal.  He enjoys working as part of a team, whether with solicitors or other counsel and is known for pragmatic and well-informed advice.  He aims to ensure that his clients are always aware of the options available to them enabling them to appreciate the merits and risks of contemplated courses of action.

Edward was called to the Bar of the Cayman Islands in 2002 and has wide experience of substantial commercial and insolvency work, often with an international aspect.

Rowntree, EdwardEdward is ranked in the latest editions of leading independent legal directories The Legal 500 and Chambers UK.

When not in chambers he is usually to be found either in the Alps with skis or walking boots on or performing on a concert platform.


"No Extra Branches on the Family Tree"

E. Cousins & I. Clarke, Cousins: The Law of Mortgages, Sweet & Maxwell, 3rd edition (2010)


  • BA (Oxon) - Jurisprudence

Professional Associations

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association