EDWARD McKIERNAN

 

Called : 1981

 

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AREAS OF PRACTICE

Edward is instructed in the most substantial and complex cases of fraud, drugs, terrorism, murder and other serious cases. He takes leading and Junior work but in recent years he has more commonly led in cases such as fraud, corruption, money laundering and drugs cases. Edward has extensive experience of Serious Fraud (including SFO/MTIC work) and related Confiscation proceedings. He has advised and appeared in complex contested cases in the Crown Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. He is happy to accept instructions in any type of criminal defence work in any Court. He is regularly instructed in cases of Murder, Arson and Fraud, acting as both leading and as junior. He is noted for his attention to detail in cases of fraud, whether banking investment, mortgage, post-office counter or car ringing. He regularly appears in the Appellate Courts and defends Professional Disciplinary Tribunals and GMC Hearings.

Edward has substantial experience of VHCC cases and is adept at completing the necessary VHCC task plans and work logs.

NOTABLE CASES

Edward has been instructed in a number of serious cases in recent years but as a guide, the following cases reflect the type of work Edward undertakes:-

Bhachu & ors - Leading Junior at the Central Criminal Court - Murder - Acquitted

Kuchuk – Leading junior  – KPP- terrorism - related attempted murder

Anandakumar – Leading junior  – (Autism)  2009 – shareholder fraud.

Tasmeen -v- GMC 2011 Leading junior

Sulaiman -v-GMC 2011 Leading junior EWHC 1903 Admin

R v S – Fraud (Nectar Fraud)

R v Adam – Leading junior – £140 million multi-handed CISCO fraud.

R v Khan – Leading junior – MTIC fraud 2010

R v Garni - Leading junior (VHCC)  Bank fraud 2009

R v John - Leading junior False marriage scam 2010

MEMBERSHIPS

Member of Criminal Bar Association.

Member of South Eastern Circuit.

European Bar Association.

OTHER INFORMATION

Registered pupil supervisor.

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