Edward Fitzpatrick

Equus Chambers

Admitted as a Barrister (Gray’s Inn) in England & Wales in 1985
Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in WA in 1996
Admitted as a Barrister in Solomon Islands in 2007


  • Criminal Law acting in Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts
  • Edward has conducted many hundreds of criminal trials including a number of complex fraud trials, murders, drug importation, drug dealing, offences of violence, people smuggling, serious sexual offences against adults and children


Edward has over 30 years experience in Criminal Law and specialises in Jury trials.

Edward joined as a founding Member of Equus Chambers in February 2016.

In June 2010 Edward returned to Australia and then practised as a Barrister & Solicitor before joining Albert Wolff Chambers in 2011.

In 2009 Edward returned to the Solomon Islands for a ‘Special Project’ to analyse the prospects of trial in the remaining “Tension trials”.

In 2007 Edward travelled to the Solomon Islands as part or RAMSI (Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands) undertaking mainly murder trials from their undeclared civil war known as the “Tensions”.

Edward returned to WA in 2002 and worked as a State Prosecutor at the DPP.

Edward emigrated to WA in 1996 and worked with Max Crispe at Kott Gunning for several years before returning to UK.

Edward took a tenancy in Grays Inn and was Junior Defence Counsel to Lord Ivor Richards QC and Robert Seabrook QC in various murder trials.

Edward undertook a pupillage with Kenneth Macdonald QC, now Lord Macdonald of River Glaven.

Edward worked as a Para-Legal for Gareth Peirce (played by Emma Thompson in the movie “In the name of the father”) Worked on the “Brighton Bombings”, Orgreave and Mansfield riot trials.