“Very experienced in firearms, sexual offences and serious violence cases”. Legal 500 (2019)
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 firearms offences. He is often instructed in cases containing a large amount of evidential material and is known for quickly mastering that material.
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.
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 travelled 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.
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.
R v Obasi  EWCA Crim 581 – Sentencing in possession with intent to supply; young offenders.
R v Okedere and others  EWCA Crim 228 – Absent defendants and other issues.
R v Walters  EWCA Crim 1361 – Cash-in-transit sentencing; DNA evidence.
R v Garforth  EWCA Crim 136 (and see ‘Banks on Sentence’) – Affray sentencing.