Date of call: 1994
Recommended by the Legal 500 2011 (Commercial Litigation and Insolvency), Edmund Nourse practices across the full range of commercial and litigious chancery work, in both litigation and arbitration, dealing with all the major issues of the day.
Edmund has particular expertise in analysing and presenting complex large-scale litigation. This has included some notable fraud cases, including: Barlow Clowes, Barings, TransTec and Canada Trust Co v. Stolzenberg.
Edmund acted as senior junior at first instance in Cable & Wireless Group  EWHC 774 (Ch);  EWHC 888 (Ch) in successfully defending claims for breach of statutory duty and conspiracy in 77 day trial and on appeal.
Most recently, Edmund acted as junior on behalf of Sir Frederick and Sir David Barclay, and on behalf of their interests, in the dispute over the ownership of Claridge’s and the Connaught and Berkeley Hotels. The section 994 proceedings (and related claims in conspiracy) brought by Patrick McKillen were dismissed, following the high-profile 30 day expedited trial before David Richards J (judgment at [link to where on chambers’ site]).
In addition to the High Court, Edmund is experienced before the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords (both as counsel and Amicus Curiae) and also the Privy Council. He has acted in numerous arbitration proceedings, governed by variety of rules.
"Company law expert Edmund Nourse of One Essex Court is another heavy hitter." (Chambers UK 2008)
"Edmund Nourse of One Essex Court was lauded for his 'first-rate mastery of documents' and impressed one commentator as 'a smooth, quality operator', with sources saying 'there's not much he can't turn his hand to.'" (Chambers UK 2007)