Dickon Edwards

Called in 2004

Areas of Practice
Business & Commercial, Crime, Local Authorities & Public Law, Personal Injury, Prison law, Property, Landlord & Tenant, Direct Public Access Barristers, Construction, Professional Negligence & Liability


Practice Profile

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Practice Profile

Dickon practices in criminal, civil and prison law.


Dickon’s civil practice is focused primarily in the following areas:

Personal Injury: acting for both Claimants and Defendants, Dickon is regularly instructed in relation to all aspects of litigation, whether it be for his specialised advocacy skills, drafting pleadings or advising in relation to liability or quantum. Claims range from the more typical road traffic accident, to accidents at work, to those involving occupier’s liability or the package travel regulations.

Consumer Credit: Dickon acts for both creditors and debtors and has extensive experience of claims relating in particular to running account and fixed term credit, as well as PPI issues, counterclaims for harassment, declarations as to unfair relationships and fraud.

Commercial: handling breach of contract and debt recovery claims of all descriptions.

Housing: dealing with residential possession claims, particularly where there are allegations of anti-social behaviour.


Dickon routinely appears in the Crown Court in all areas of crime including fraud, robberies, burglaries and other dishonesty offences, drug offences, assaults, sexual and public order offences as well as possession of offensive weapons and firearms. He also advises and appears on behalf of clients charged with driving offences and has conducted confiscation hearings both for the prosecution and the defence.
Numerous local authorities, both within and outside of London, instruct Dickon for both written work and oral advocacy in respect of the entire gamut of prosecutions from complex benefit fraud, to more routine matters involving fly tipping, Education Act offences, the breaching of enforcement and noise abatement notices, offences under the housing legislation, trade mark and food hygiene offences, street trading matters through to the more unusual prosecutions under the Dogs (Fouling of Land) Act 1996 or the Pet Animals Act 1951. He has also represented local authorities at exclusion appeal tribunals and special education needs tribunals, and in relation to licensing matters and applications for everything from closure orders to injunctive relief.

Dickon also prosecutes on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service, the National Probation Service and the DWP.
Prison Law
Dickon has extensive experience acting for prisoners in relation to adjudications and parole hearings.

What clients say:

“Dickon really did a fantastic job and the client (both lay and professional) was very happy with how everything was handled. Dickon was patient, thorough, professional and clearly most capable for what turned out to be a tricky case in many respects”   - Defence Solicitor (following an acquittal in a 9-day fraud trial)

Dickon is qualified to accept instructions under the Direct Public Access to Barristers Scheme.

Notable Cases

Tubridy v Sarwar [2012] 3 All E.R. 359 – dealing with the proper interpretation of CPR part 45 in respect of the assessment of costs.


Professional Memberships

Criminal Bar Association
Personal Injury Bar Association
Association of Prison Lawyers

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Dickon is qualified to accept instructions under the Direct Public Access to Barristers Scheme.

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