Edward Boateng-Addo

Year of Call: 2000
“Reliable with a character that can charm a jury.”

“An excellent advocate who cuts to the heart of the issue. He has a presence in court and superb client care skills.”

Edward’s practice in the UK is predominately Criminal defence. He is regularly instructed to defend clients charged with serious offences including, armed robbery, murder, rape, large scale importation of drugs, fraud and serious violent offences. Edward is an accomplished advocate with a wealth of experience representing clients involved in complicated and serious cases.

He adopts a practical approach to case analyses and problem solving which makes him a “go to lawyer” and a formidable opponent in the court room.


Notable Cases

  • R v Kluxen

    Researched and drafted legal argument in a case that involved EU law and is cited as the leading authority on EU nationals and recommendations for deportation.

  • R v Islam

    Researched and drafted successful grounds of appeal against conviction. Case involved identification evidence and the applicability of the Codes of PACE to civilians.

  • R v NT

    Researched and drafted grounds of appeal which resulted in the Court of Appeal giving guidance on sentences for offences where knives used to cause serious and fatal injuries.

  • R v Dan Cozma

    Represented one of two brothers charged with murder.

  • R v NT

    Represented a 13 year old charged with attempted murder.

  • R v Otete

    Case involved a high profile murder of a teenager in South London.

  • R v Belinga

    Defendant charged with causing grievous bodily harm to a child.

  • R v Osundina

    Represented a defendant charged with the fraudulent evasion of VAT payable on importation of pharmaceutical goods. The fraud spanned the UK and Nigeria.

  • R v Ekejah

    Represented a defendant charged with defrauding HMRC and the DWP. The value of the fraud was estimated to be in excess of one million pounds. Instructed as junior counsel.

  • R v Cooper

    High profile multi-handed conspiracy to evade import duty on tobacco. The value of the evasion was estimated to be approximately two million pounds.

  • R v Taiwo

    Large scale conspiracy involving forged passports and Home Office travel documents. At the time considered to be the largest find of counterfeit passports in the UK.

  • Reported Cases (Ghana Bar)

    Representing an international digital media company, in an action against the Government of Ghana in connection with a dispute over termination for convenience clauses in a contract.

    Representing a major processor and exporter of tuna products, in a dispute over a distributorship agreement.
    Represented a major oil and gas exploration company, in a dispute concerning unlawful interference with contracts and inducing third parties to breach a contract.

    Representing a multi-national automotive corporation, in a dispute regarding product liability.

    Regularly advising a major soft drinks manufacturer, on issues of employment law.