Edward Connell

Year of Call: 1996 | Year of Recorder: 2009

Edward is a criminal barrister who both defends and prosecutes serious criminal cases. His approachable nature has meant that he has been regularly instructed in cases involving vulnerable witnesses and defendants.

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Edward is a criminal barrister and sits as a Recorder at the Crown Court hearing the full range of criminal cases, including sexual offences and appeals.  

Throughout his career Edward has both prosecuted and defended. His approachable nature has meant that he has been regularly instructed in cases involving vulnerable witnesses and defendants.

Professional panel appointment

  • Edward is a Grade 3 Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) appointed prosecutor and is on the approved list of advocates to prosecute rape and serious sexual offences.

Additional information

Since 2009 Edward has been an appointed Recorder and is authorised to conduct cases involving serious sexual offences and appeals.

Edward is a keen football supporter and referee. He sits as the vice-chair of the London FA Inclusion Advisory Group which is aimed at increasing participation in grassroots football. He also is chair of an organisation aimed at tackling discrimination and homophobia within football.

Direct Public Access

  • Edward accepts Direct Public Access instructions.

Languages

  • French speaker.

Professional Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association.
  • South Eastern Circuit.
  • Kent Bar Mess.
  • Central London Bar Mess.

Business Crime

Edward has been instructed in fraud, confiscation, white-collar and financial crime.

Crime

Edward defends and prosecutes in serious criminal cases.  Edward's workload is diverse with a heavy emphasis on sexual offences, violence and drugs.

Edward's recent criminal cases include:

  • Blackmail and False Imprisonment;
  • familial rape case in the Youth Court; and
  • assisting an offender (driving a murderer away from the scene).