Ed Pepperall QC


Ed is regularly instructed in multi-million pound commercial and professional negligence litigation. He has particular expertise in the law of restraint of trade and confidentiality and in commercial fraud work. Ed understands the flexibility required to handle urgent and high value work. He is numerate and works well with forensic accountants. His more substantial cases include:

- A £70 million fraud claim in which Ed acted for the UK's 5 largest brewers with a market share of over 82%.
- A US$100 million claim in the ICC Court of Arbitration in respect of a pan-European marketing agreement for a pharmaceutical device.
- Advice on duties of confidence owed by a former executive in respect of a £350 million commercial dispute.
- Advice on a US$12 million contract for the supply of military equipment to a Cypriot company for onward supply to Iraq.

Edâ??s clients include a number of FTSE100 companies, US and Russian companies, the entrepreneur Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, a serving judge and a leading Formula 1 racing team.

Ed is a member of the Civil Procedure Rule Committee and regularly gives seminars, webinars and TV interviews on both procedural and substantive law. He is a lead advocacy tutor for Lincolnâ??s Inn teaching other barristers both in England and overseas. Ed sits as a recorder.