Faye Edwards

Barrister

Called 2017

LLB (Hons) University of Liverpool

BPTC, BPP Birmingham

Lord Rothermere Harmsworth Scholarship 2016, Middle Temple

Jeremy McMullen Award 2016, Middle Temple

 

Background

Faye was called to the Bar in 2017 with a Very Competent grade from the Bar Professional Training Course which she completed at the BPP in Birmingham. During her legal studies she volunteered at the Personal Support Unit assisting litigants in person and undertook work involving contested probate matters in solicitors firms in multi-jurisdictions including Singapore and Australia. Faye also undertook volunteer work at Liverpool Law Clinic during her law degree where she was selected to research and prepare work on both the Hillsborough Inquest and the Orgreave Inquest.

Civil


Faye undertakes work in a variety of civil matters, suitable for her year of call. These include, RTA claims, Infant approvals, Contract disputes, Landlord & Tennant disputes and Stage 3 hearings.
She has an interest in industrial disease matters and her article on negligent creation of a risk as actionable damage in Mesothelioma cases was published in the UoL Quarterly Law review in 2017.

Crime


Faye has undertaken a range of matters both in the Magistrates Court and the Crown Court. She has experience of sentence hearings, newton hearings, mentions and bail applications. She has defended in numerous Magistrate Court trials involving drugs, domestic abuse, public order offences, theft and common assault charges.
Faye also has a particular interest and experience in the Youth Court having represented clients in serious class A drug offences and defended a 15 year boy on a two day multi-handed Robbery trial.

Family


  • Children – private law
  • Children – public law
  • Domestic abuse

Children – private law
Faye enjoys a busy family practice in complex disputes over both child contact, residency and specific issue matters. She can represent parents from initial hearings through to directions, fact finds and Final Hearings. Faye has experience acting for parents with severe mental health difficulties and been successful in obtaining direct contact on their behalf. Faye also has experience of cases involving religious disagreements, sexual, drug and domestic abuse and has successfully represented parents with extensive criminal antecedent records which had previously been a barrier to contact.

Children – public law
Faye is keen to develop her practice and accept instructions in this area.

Domestic Abuse
Faye represents clients at all stages of proceedings in non-molestation, occupation and prohibited steps applications. She has experience of both proving and defending allegations of sexual, domestic and drug abuse in fact find hearings. She also has experience in matters involving financial and emotional abuse and always adopts a friendly and understanding approach.

Immigration


Faye will be taking instructions in Immigration cases from 3 October 2018

Regulatory


Faye will be taking instructions from 3 October 2018.