Nicholas was called to the Bar in 2012. He has a broad employment and civil practice. He has received praise for his conduct of cases from opponents, and High Court Judges have remarked on how “skilfully” he develops his submissions. A leading employment silk has described his advocacy as “confident, and very persuasive”, and remarked that his written submissions were “very well structured, and thorough”.
In addition to advisory work, Nicholas appears frequently in Employment Tribunals, County Courts and in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He has acted in the Court of Appeal, and has drafted successful pleadings, and Notices of Appeal.
Nicholas has acted for both Claimants and Defendants in a broad range of disputes involving private individuals and companies. He appears in the County Court and in the High Court in matters relating to contract disputes, general debt recovery, and has successfully resisted an application for injunctive relief.
The Employment Tribunal Judge (the “Tribunal”) chose to strike out the Claimant’s claims of Whistleblowing Detriment.25th September 2019 Read more
In Nicholson v. Royal Mail Group Ltd Case No: A2/2016/1002 the Appellant had sent all of the necessary documents to Fleetbank House, the building currently housing the EAT, prior to the expiry of the deadline.16th July 2018 Read more
In Thanki v. Asda Stores Limited Case No. 1801966/2016 the Claimant was a disabled man because of hypertension and depression. The Respondent required the Claimant to attend his workplace on a weekly basis as a form of keeping in touch day.15th May 2018 Read more
Aysha Ahmed represented chambers in the panel discussion. The event was organised by Nicholas Bidnell-Edwards of chambers.15th May 2018 Read more
Nicholas attended the inaugural Oxford Disability Law and Policy Conference at Mansfield College, Oxford, which was held between 24 and 25 February 2018.27th February 2018 Read more
After Mr Bidnell-Edwards had proved a case of maternity discrimination, the Employment Judge at South London Employment Tribunal made an injury to feelings award of £10,000.00, which then increased by more than 50% to £15,332.19 as a result of i) a 10% increase for the Simmons v. Castle award; ii) a 25% uplift for breaches9th October 2017 Read more
42 Bedford Row are pleased to announce that today we are walking with the Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust, the Free Representation Unit and the Bar Pro Bono Unit. Our walkers so far are: Tina Cook QC, Nicholas Bidnell-Edwards, Andrew Pote, Aysha Ahmad, Sian22nd May 2017 Read more
Nicholas succeeded in proving that a Bank Healthcare Assistant was an employee within the meaning of Section 230 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 even though the Tribunal Judge found that: i) the Healthcare Assistant was under no obligation to accept any offer of work, and was not guaranteed a minimum amount of work; ii)10th April 2017 Read more
Nicholas Bidnell-Edwards succeeded in proving that a recruitment agency had been the employer of two Claimants, and had discriminated against them by failing to make maternity payments.10th January 2017 Read more