‘I am born and bred Manches,’ says Ed Floyd, mentioning that he was lucky enough to be trained and mentored by ‘luminaries’ such as Jane Craig, James Stewart and Anna Worwood.
‘You need to draw from lots of influences before you can find your own voice,’ he says. Floyd was made a partner last year, and is relishing the challenge, along with the extra responsibility. One of his highlights of 2019 was when a client’s key witness (who was, he says, ‘very difficult to pin down’) was due to give evidence via video link from Africa. ‘It was an agonising wait in Court to see if he would appear on the screen,’ recalls Floyd. ‘I know I would have been blamed had it not worked out.’ He also recently finished a trial where he acted for the heir to a large landed estate to uphold his prenup.
As London increasingly becomes a base for international families, he is often involved in cases with a cross-border element. Much of his caseload has an Anglo-Russian dimension, enabling him to draw upon his Russian language skills.
He is also fluent in French. Credited by leading silks as ‘head and shoulders’ above peers, Ed Floyd is growing a name in the profession. One even notes that he displays outstanding forensic and client care abilities ‘way beyond his years’.
A keen rock climber and marathon runner for charity, he was promoted to senior associate in 2014, and was made up as a partner earlier in 2018.