Pump Court Chambers

Edward Boydell

Call: 1989

  • Diploma in Law, University of Westminster
  • History & Education B.Ed. (Hons), Cambridge University
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Edward was appointed as a Recorder in 2005 sitting in Civil and Family (including Private Law, Public Law and Financial Remedy Appeals). Since 2015 he has also sat as a Recorder of the Crown Court.
  • Edward is regularly invited to speak at seminars including the Hampshire Family Court Forum 2014, Western Circuit CPD Conference, Hampshire Resolution, Thames Valley Family Lawyers and for the CLT lecture series.

Edward enjoys sport, theatre and Italy.

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Edward Boydell is highly experienced in all aspects of family law but particularly financial remedies (including civil partnerships).

In the civil team Edward specialises in professional negligence cases concerning financial remedies.

Edward has for many years been listed in Band One of “Leaders at the Bar” in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directory for his family finance work.

In Chambers & Partners 2018 Edward is listed as a Leader of the Bar both for the Western Circuit and for the South-Eastern Circuit: “Edward Boydell is Head of the family finance team, with over two decades’ experience advising on matrimonial finance. He regularly represents high net worth clients in cases involving challenging assets such as farms, family companies and overseas trusts. Strengths: Ed is an outstanding senior junior. He is clearly very bright and a brilliant advocate, who has no reservations about ruffling a few feathers if that is in his client’s interests.” “Edward Boydell is superb and shows great attention to detail. He has an easy rapport with clients and an extraordinary ability to master and absorb complex cases.​” “His reputation, creativity and client care very much make him stand out from the crop. He is an exceptional advocate with a very good grasp of detail.” “He is very calm and methodical, and good with clients.”​

Chambers & Partners 2017 edition says: “always exceptionally prepared, he is a fantastic negotiator and advocate who suits almost every client due to his versatile personality.” “Excellent client-handling and thorough analytical skills.”His reputation, creativity and client care very much make him stand out from the crop. He is an exceptional advocate with a very good grasp of detail.” “He is very calm and methodical, and good with clients.”

Chambers & Partners 2016 edition says: Edward Boydell “has considerable knowledge of financial remedy proceedings for separating couples. Many of his cases involve multimillion-pound assets, such as family businesses, land and trusts. Strengths: ” he has excellent client-handling skills; he is both thorough and analytical.” “His advocacy is very good and his approach is very balanced. He gives sensible commercial advice”.

Edward is also listed as a “Leading Junior” in Band One of the 2017 Legal 500 which describes him as “a match for any silk” and the 2016 Legal 500 which notes that he is “a clear and analytical barrister, who has an excellent client manner that inspires confidence.” The 2015 Legal 500 says that “his advocacy style is relaxed, fluent and confident”. The 2013 Legal 500 stated that he has “the ability to grasp complex circumstances of substantial ancillary relief claims”.

Edward is available to conduct Private FDRs. He is one of relatively few Recorders to be ticketed to hear Family Finance appeals and has over 12 years experience of sitting in the family courts.

Legal Services

Edward is highly experienced in all aspects of family law, but particularly financial remedies (including civil partnerships). He has specific expertise in dealing with complex high net worth matters involving family businesses, farms, companies and trusts. He is also very experienced in equitable co-ownership cases under TOLATA. Particularly well known for his family finance work and recognised as one of the “Leaders at the Bar”, he also has a niche civil practice.

Selected Cases

H v H

H’s application to terminate PPs of over £45,000 pa 13 years after divorce. H sought an immediate termination, W a substantial replacing lump sum. Court determined an immediate termination. Edward Boydell for H instructed by Rita Gupta of LGFL

M v M

£10m case concerning property holdings and waste management businesses in Hampshire. Edward Boydell instructed by Simon Burge of Blake Morgan LLP for H

X v X

c£25m case concerning a pre-nuptial agreement under which W receives 30% of the combined family wealth subject to a minimum sum. Issues included W’s case that 30% would not provide for her needs and calculation disputes as to the assets. Edward Boydell for H instructed by Erica Shelton and Charlotte Posnasky of Charles Russell Speechlys LL

B v B

c£5M case in which it was alleged that W had attempted to commit fraud by forging court documents leading to a final consent order in 2007. H applied to set aside the orders and matter was eventually compromised before Mostyn J. Edward Boydell instructed by Wilsons was led by Nicholas Francis QC

GS v L [2011] EWHC 1759 (Fam) and GS v L [2011] EWHC 2116 (Fam) (costs)

4M case concerning the applicability of a post-nuptial settlement signed by the parties in Spain after 2 years of a 10 year marriage. Further issues were raised such as the relevance of pre-acquired assets and whether the court should have regard to the types and range of orders that would be made if the case were being heard in Spain, the family being essentially Spanish and all residing in Madrid. The case was heard over 7 days before Eleanor King J. Edward Boydell instructed by Wilsons.

S v S:

Parties agreed to divide £40M equally after a long marriage. Both parties wished to retain a French chateau bought and restored over the last 9 years of the marriage. Single issue hearing to determine who should retain the chateau fought over 3 days before Sir Hugh Bennett. Edward Boydell led by Nicholas Francis QC for H.

B v B:

c£5M farming case. H and W farmed large estate held largely in H’s family trusts over long marriage. There were issues as to relevance of inherited wealth and resources. Compromised shortly before trial in May 2012. Edward Boydell instructed by Wilsons

Lofthouse v Box [2014] EWHC 1795 (Ch)
L [2011] EWHC 2116 Fam)
GS v L [2011] EWHC 1759 (Fam)
  • Diploma in Law, University of Westminster
  • History & Education B.Ed. (Hons), Cambridge University
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Edward was appointed as a Recorder in 2005 sitting in Civil and Family (including Private Law, Public Law and Financial Remedy Appeals). Since 2015 he has also sat as a Recorder of the Crown Court.
  • Edward is regularly invited to speak at seminars including the Hampshire Family Court Forum 2014, Western Circuit CPD Conference, Hampshire Resolution, Thames Valley Family Lawyers and for the CLT lecture series.

Edward enjoys sport, theatre and Italy.

Instructing Edward Boydell

Would you like to know more?

If you require help or advice please contact our clerking team.

Call +44 (0)20 7353 0711 or email clerks@pumpcourtchambers.com.

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