Ed is an Associate Director in our real estate litigation team in Bristol. He acts for a wide range of clients across a number of the firm’s key sectors, with a focus on clients operating in the Real Estate & Infrastructure sector. He has broad development sector expertise, having acted for and advised commercial and residential developers, real estate investors and land promoters.

Ed’s commercial and residential developer experience includes advising on development disputes involving rights of way, rights of light and other easements, restrictive covenants, boundary disputes and the interpretation and exercise of promotion, option and overage agreements.

Ed's development practice means he also regularly advises on development agreements as well as issues arising from water and drainage infrastructure, highways and other utilities.  He also advises on misrepresentation, breach of contract and negligence claims. 

Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world

Although many of the issues that face developers are the same as 20 years ago there are many new ones: net zero carbon emissions, sustainable building materials and increased requirements for green space within developments, for example. These drivers are necessitating a change in how people live and how places are developed and is why my practice is focused on understanding the Future of Living.


A developer

Acted for a developer in High Court proceedings regarding a neighbouring property owner's claim for a right to park vehicles on the site of a luxury development.

International consultancy

Advising one of the world's leading international consultancies on the implementation of a rights to light strategy to facilitate the development of its new central London HQ.

Student accommodation provider

Advising a leading student accommodation provider on the implementation of a rights to light strategy for the multimillion pound development of two significant UK sites.

Land Promoter

Acting for a land prompter in a dispute with a landowner regarding the terms of a promotion agreement including resolving the matter by way of expert determination.