Edmund Burge K.C. is delighted to have accepted an invitation to join the team of contributors to the current edition of Phipson on Evidence, the leading practitioner work on the law of civil and criminal evidence.  Edmund will be responsible for providing the text of chapters 6 (The Burden and Standard of Proof) and 9 (Competence and Compellability, Oath and Affirmation), starting with the first Supplement to the 20th Edition, which is due for release in late 2023.

Edmund is a specialist criminal advocate, ranked in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.  He was called by Lincoln’s Inn in 1997 and took Silk in 2019.  He is a Recorder of the Crown Court and the County Court, and is authorised to sit at the Old Bailey. He both prosecutes and defends the full range of serious criminal offences, from complex tax and commercial fraud to allegations of murder, serious violence and other organised crime. His cases frequently involve multi-defendant trials with an international dimension, such as cross-border arms trafficking & brokering and corruption, and often raise substantial issues of jurisdiction, disclosure, and public interest immunity.  He also regularly provides pre-charge advice on the strategy of responding to on-going investigations particularly into allegations of commercial crime.