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Edward Renvoize

Edward Renvoize

Call: 2004

T:     E: chambers@18rlc.co.uk

Ed Renvoize specialises in serious criminal work. His particular focus is fraud and organised crime cases, but his broad workload encompasses murder, serious sexual offending and offenses of serious violence. He is often instructed in cases containing a large amount of evidential material and is known for quickly mastering that material.

Ed undertakes cases alleging financial crime and/or misconduct by professionals, and accepts both privately and publicly funded instructions in such cases. He is particularly sought after for Proceeds of Crime Act matters, either following on from instructions in a criminal trial or as a separate instruction. He is well-versed in dealing with forensic accountants, whether for the prosecution or for the defence.

Ed has substantial experience of dealing with vulnerable witnesses and lay clients, and has for many years undertaken cases which involve questions of mental health. He has significant experience in cases involving cross-examination of psychiatrists and other mental-health professionals and other medical evidence.

For 2 years, Ed worked as an attorney in the Cayman Islands, where his work combined the duties of solicitor and advocate. As a result, he readily appreciates issues commonly facing instructing solicitors. His experience in the Cayman Islands also gave him knowledge of cross-jurisdictional matters. In the recent past, he has traveled to Nigeria to assist with developing a program for specialised anti-terrorist prosecutors.

Although now based in London, Ed maintains strong links with Park Square Barristers and is always happy to travel to conduct cases where his expertise is required.

Notable Cases

  • R v JL and Others (2015) – Defence in a conspiracy to supply class-A drugs.
  • R v MM (2014) – Defence of a man with substantial psychiatric issues accused of attempted murder.
  • Operation Triangle (2014) – Defence of a chartered accountant alleged to have perpetrated a VAT fraud for 8 years.
  • Operation Halite (2014) – Led junior in the prosecution of a number of rogue-trader builders who were part of an organised criminal group laundering very substantial amounts of money through a significant ‘fence’ following a joint police and Trading Standards investigation.
  • Operation Balletville (2013) – Defence in ‘chop shop’ handling-stolen-cars conspiracy.
  • R v NE and HR (2013) – Leading prosecution counsel in allegations of familial sexual abuse and child prostitution.

Reported cases

  • R v Obasi [2014] EWCA Crim 581 – Sentencing in possession with intent to supply; young offenders.
  • R v Okedere and others [2014] EWCA Crim 228 – Absent defendants and other issues.
  • R v Walters [2013] EWCA Crim 1361 – Cash-in-transit sentencing; DNA evidence.
  • R v Garforth [2011] EWCA Crim 136 (and see ‘Banks on Sentence’) – Affray sentencing.


  • “In court he is simply one of the most impressive juniors currently practising in East Anglia.”Legal 500 2021: Ranked Tier 1 in Crime (Regional Bar)


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London School of Economics, BA

Inns of Court School of Law, BVC (‘Very competent)


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Criminal Bar Association

South Eastern Circuit

Professional Appointments

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Grade 4 prosecutor

Crown Prosecution Service Panel Advocate Grade 3

Serious and Organised Criminal Specialist Panel

Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Specialist Panel


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Leading individual in the Legal 500 directory (see Recommendations)