Edward advises on all family law issues, helping clients resolve the financial issues that arise on separation, arrangements for children and marital and relationship agreements. His cases often involve high-value, multi-jurisdictional assets, including trusts and his clients include high net worth and highly compensated individuals.
Edward’s cases often involve an international element (recent cases have involved Russia, the USA and Switzerland) and he has presented on international family law issues in Moscow and at the University of Lausanne. Increasingly, he advises on pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
Widely recognised as one of a new generation of London family lawyers, Edward is ranked as a 'next generation partner' in the most recent edition of The Legal 500, and 'up and coming' by Chambers UK . A Chambers HNW commentator reported: "He has developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of international law that permeates all of his cases and is hugely beneficial to the clients that instruct him." The Spear’s 500 guide features Edward as a ‘rising star’, with a source describing him as "one of the leading young family lawyers of his generation."
Thoughtful and strategic in his approach, and with an eye for detail, Edward reassures clients with his calmness under pressure.
“His forensic attention to detail is second to none, he is highly numerate, and his calmness under pressure is legendary. He has developed an encyclopaedic knowledge of international law that permeates all of his cases and is hugely beneficial to the clients that instruct him." (Chambers HNW 2020)
"He is tenacious, he is very intelligent, he is very financially savvy and very commercially minded." (Chambers HNW 2020)
"Ed Floyd is one of the most impressive rising stars of the younger breed of family law practitioners. A real fighter and an excellent tactician.‘ Edward Floyd is recognised as a Next Generation Partner. (Legal 500 2021)
"Edward Floyd – knows the papers back to front and pays forensic attention to detail which is much needed in financially complex cases." (Legal 500 2021)
AG v VD  EWFC 9
Represented the Anglo-Russian wife, who successfully secured English jurisdiction for her claim despite previous financial proceedings in Russia, obtaining a significant needs-based award, disproving the husband’s assertion that he had transferred most of his wealth to his son from a previous marriage.
AG v VD  EWHC 1847 (Fam)
Decision clarifying the circumstances in which privilege is waived in family proceedings.
Daga v Bangur  EWFC 91
Edward advised the Swiss professional trustees in a High Court case where the husband was unsuccessful in seeking an award from the wife in respect of assets settled in a family trust.
R v K  EWFC 59
Represented the property developer husband in a complex and contentious financial remedy claim.
T v T (Brussels II Revised: Art.15)  2FLR 1326
Case clarifying the use of the Brussels IIA Regulation to transfer connected proceedings between EU jurisdictions.