Edward Hetherington

LLB (Hons) University of Durham. LLM Advanced Legal Practice. BVC: Northumbria University. JJ Powell Scholarship. Registered Pupil Supervisor.
Year of call and Inn: 
2006; Middle Temple
Professional Membership: 
Western Circuit; CBA
Grade 4 Prosecutor; Crown Prosecution Service Advocate Panel. CPS Rasso Panel. List B Prosecutor; Regulatory Advocates in Health & Safety and Environmental Law Panel
Practice Overview: 

Edd Hetherington is a specialist criminal and regulatory advocate, routinely instructed by the prosecution and defence in the most complex and serious of cases, including murder, rape, fraud, firearms and supply of controlled drugs. He is a CPS Grade 4 Panel Advocate, a member of the Specialist Rape Panel and a member of the Regulatory Advocates Panel in Health & Safety and Environmental Law.


"Edward is a safe pair of hands for any client. He has an awe-inspiring ability to digest and explain even the most complicated of subject matter, plus an impressive ability to put people at ease."
Legal 500 2022

"Mr Hetherington is outstanding and of a quality that far exceeds his call. His preparation and knowledge of the case is always seamless and his ability to digest enormous volumes of material is nothing short of awe-inspiring."
Legal 500 2021


Before coming to the Bar, Edd was a university law lecturer. He remains involved in designing and delivering bespoke lectures to groups of legal professionals and organisations. He is regularly involved in advocacy training, supporting postgraduate students at local HE institutions, and is a speaker for a national commercial professional development agency, providing accredited CPD and training to professionals from across the country.

Edd has a keen interest in the RIPA/IPA regime and has written a course which he continues to present to senior police officers and lawyers, CPS offices including CCU teams, and government lawyers and Councils nationwide. He also regularly presents a seminar on Health & Safety Law and was selected to provide in-house training to the entire RAF legal department in relation to Health & Safety in a military and civilian context.

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