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Areas of Expertise

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  • BPTC – The City Law School
  • GDL – City University
  • MA (Cantab) Classics, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University

Scholarships & Awards

Lincoln’s Inn

  • Lord Levitt (pupillage) Scholarship
  • Lord Denning (BPTC) Scholarship
  • Lord Haldane (GDL) Scholarship
  • Hardwicke (Entrance) Award

Cambridge University

  • Perowne Prize for Classics (Corpus Christi College)
  • Fanshawe Prize (Corpus Christi College)
  • Countess Martinengo Travel Award (Classics Faculty)
  • Half Blue (Cambridge University)

Professional Memberships

  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Employment Lawyers’ Association
Nicholas Bidnell-Edwards - 42 Bedford Row


Nicholas is an employment barrister with a strong focus on discrimination and whistleblowing work. He is a published author on employment law, and has written the Whistleblowing chapter in the latest edition of Daniel Barnett’s ‘Handbook on Employment Law’. 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”.

Other information

  • He has been a published author on employment law for a number of years and continues to co-author the  latest edition of Daniel Barnett’s ‘Handbook on Employment Law’.
  • He is also a published author on Lexis Nexis PSL.

News & Events

News & events

The London Legal Walk

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, Sian

Published: 22nd May 2017

Nicholas Bidnell-Edwards proved that an NHS Bank Healthcare Assistant working on a zero hours’ contract had been an employee though she had no obligation to accept work offered to her

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)

Published: 10th Apr 2017