Edward McKiernan

  • Year of Call 1981

Regularly appears in multi-handed drugs and fraud cases and has significant expertise in dealing with cases involving substantial amounts of paperwork, telephone evidence and cell site.

Areas of Expertise

Edward is one of the founding members of chambers.

A senior leading junior counsel with vast range of experience to call on.

Regularly appears in multi-handed drugs and fraud cases and has significant expertise in dealing with cases involving substantial amounts of paperwork, telephone evidence and cell site.

Trusted by those instructing to represent the most difficult of clients, in complex trials.

Regulatory offences and tribunal work

Edward has considerable experience in appearing on behalf of doctors and surgeons in London and Manchester to meet allegations of unprofessional conduct. Including appellate work at the High court. He also undertake work on behalf of solicitors accused of unprofessional conduct.

Notable Cases

Terrorism, Murder, attempted murder and serious violence

R v K

Leading junior, Kurdish attempted murder, client acquitted

R v R

Leading   junior on multi-handed murder by arson, client acquitted.

R v M

Multi -handed murder, client acquitted, convicted on perverting allegation 

Fatal driving offences

R v B - Death by Dangerous driving

Client was only 18 years old at the time of the offence.  Consideration of expert’s collision reports and statements of multiple witnesses to the collision. 

R v C - Death by careless driving

Defendant was a lorry driver for a living. Experts reports were paramount to the defendant’s case and persuaded the prosecution to accept that it was in fact careless driving.

Fraud and financial crime

R v H

Leading junior in 4 month trial of allegations corporate and accountancy fraud  excess of £20 million . client  an  accountant . POCA   issues involving the  transparency  of the   Dubai  banking  system  and Malta

R v K

Junior on one  of the  high  profile   leading    MT   frauds

R VM   junior counsel

Dealing  with  Crash for cash’.at  various  courts

R V  O

Moped  enabled  crime   conspiracy  to  commit  aggravated  burglary x2  acquitted.

Sexual offences

R V M

Forensics  examined for  second  doner   .Client  acquitted  after  trial

R v J - Historic allegations  dating from 1990’s father and daughter

The  case  had  extensive  social service records  to review and  closed  files to  retrieve  and  deal  with  under  time  constraints.

Drug Offences

R v C

Organized  crime  group multiple   importation of cocaine £19m.

R v B - Conspiracy to supply Class B approx

Multi-handed prosecution supply between Midlands OCG and Plymouth OCG, This  case  had  a  number  of  chambers  members  involved  with  a  reduced  sentence  following  analysis  of the  offences.

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