Edward Renvoize


Ed Renvoize has developed an impressive practice having undertaken a common law pupillage before specialising in criminal law. His practice has since become focused upon financial crime and drug offences although he regularly undertakes cases of serious violence, sexual offences and firearms offences. From 2007 to 2009 Ed practised as a criminal defence attorney at a leading law firm in the Cayman Islands and has an excellent knowledge of inter-jurisdictional criminal offending.

Much of his case load in the Cayman Islands was financial crime but in addition he undertook the gamut of criminal offences ranging from murder and very serious sexual offences to possession of cannabis.

Ed has been regularly instructed by the complex case unit of the CPS and equally receives instructions in complex and paper heavy cases for the defence. That experience coupled with his work in the Cayman Islands has exposed him to substantial expert evidence including DNA, gun shot residue and forensic accountancy.

In addition to his Crown Court and tribunal work he appears in the Court of Appeal and has been instructed on a number of occasions to pursue appeals upon referral.

He is qualified to accept instructions from the public by way of direct access. Please see the associated page for further information about how you can instruct Ed to represent you for your case.

Other Experience

Ed is a contributing author to Westlaw Insight and has previously lectured BVC students as well as being invited to deliver a specialist video lecture on dealing with defendants with mental health issues by the College of Law.

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  • Called to the Bar 2004
  • Called to Cayman Islands Bar 2007
  • London School of Economics BA (International History)
  • College of Law PGDL

Associations and memberships

  • Member of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Grade 4 Prosecutor (CPS)
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • CPS serious crime panel
  • CPS rape panel counsel

Notable cases

Led Work

R v Brown & Others – led junior in major rogue trader fraud

R v MS and others – led junior in complex telecommunications fraud

R v PB and others – led junior in large scale cocaine dealing and money laundering

R v BB and others – led junior in huge cannabis importation

Junior cases

R v CS and 5 others – cannabis factories

R v DB and others – multi-handed section 18 neck slashing in prison

R v ZH and others – “Duracell” energy drink international fraud

R v CG – Hedge fund collapse

R v SP – Rape of a very young child

Complex Case Unit instructions (not led)

R v B and others – sham marriages between Eastern European and African “couples”

R v G and others – conspiracy to supply cocaine

Appellate Work

R v GN – appeal against conviction and sentence for murder

R v Harry Garforth – reported at [2011] EWCA Crim 136 and in ‘Banks on Sentence’

Archive notable cases

R v Balog and others [2010]

– Prosecution of conspircy to commit immigration offences (sham marriages) (CCU junior alone)

R v Gallagher and others [2011]

– Prosecution of drugs offences (CCU junior alone)

R v Le and others [2010]

– Defence of conspiracy to produce cannabis across England

R v Nicholson and others [2011]

– Defence of conspiracy to supply class A drugs

R v K [2011]

– Prosecution of section 18 wounding with multiple stab victims by step-son of main victim

R v G [2011]

– Defence of elderly wheelchair bound man for indecent assault

R v Rehman and Rehman [2011]

– Prosecution of brothers for possession of automatic firearms and possession of class A drugs with intent to supply

R v Sheldon and Little [2011]

– Prosecution of conspiracy to defraud

Operation Godstone [2010]

– Money laundering and drug supply conspiracy (led junior)

R v Ahmed [2010]

– Familial kidnap

R v Skinner [2009]

– Supply of drugs to prisoners

R v McLean [2009]

– Conspiracy to steal

Cayman Islands notable cases

R v Moncrieffe

– Court of Appeal – Appeal against conviction and sentence in high value fraud

R v Atilly [2009]

– Court of Appeal – Exceptional circumstances in firearms importation

R v McLean [2009]

– Importation of cannabis and cocaine

R v Hyre & Dinnal [2008]

– Attempted Murder

R v Kirkconnell [2008]

– Rape of a child

R v Sterling [2008]

– Rape

Directory recommendations


Legal 500 recommends Edward, stating he is "Very experienced in firearms, sexual offences and serious violence cases".