Edward Boateng-Addo


Edward was called to the bar in 2000.

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.

What others say:

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

“Reliable with a character that can charm a jury”



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.

Serious Violence

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

Reported cases

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 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.


Reported cases
  • 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.



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