Our popular bulletins and events will keep you abreast of the latest legal developments.

Our annual keynote seminar was held on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at the Vale Resort. Speakers included Simon Evans, Peter Bennett, Amanda Evans and guest speaker, Steven Ford QC.

This edition considers a claim brought under the Occupiers’ Liability Act where the Claimant slipped and fell whilst visiting a leisure centre, as well as various case summaries.

This edition considers recent case-law regarding fundamental dishonesty, the meaning of ‘use of vehicle’ and apportioning liability for speeding.

Our annual keynote seminar was held on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at the Vale Resort. Simon Evans considered the impact of the Civil Liability Act 2018, Peter Bennett provided a regulatory update and Amanda Evans and guest speaker, Steven Ford QC, discussed recent developments following CN v Poole BC [2019] UKSC 25.

Our monthly review of developments in the insurance and public sector. This edition considers a claim brought under the Occupiers’ Liability Act where the Claimant slipped and fell whilst visiting a leisure centre and case summaries relating to the recoverability of Counsel’s fees and the Court’s approach to Blamire awards.

This edition considers recent case-law regarding fundamental dishonesty, the necessity for bespoke life expectancy evidence, the meaning of ‘use of vehicle’ where a vehicle had been parked in a private garage which caught fire and apportioning liability for speeding.

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About Nicola

Nicola has extensive experience in public liability and employers' liability litigation acting for local authorities and police forces.

 

Nicola has over 15 years’ experience in defending historic abuse and neglect claims, involving children and vulnerable adults. She advises on breaches of human rights and court of protection matters, as well as complex disclosure issues. Nicola also deals with occupational stress, harassment and bullying claims on behalf of local authorities and police forces.


Having a background in competitive sport, Nicola also has an interest in Sports Law. Nicola has advised a number of sporting organisations and holds a longstanding appointment as a Special Arbitrator on the national Sports Resolution Panel in the following categories: 

 

  • Athlete Selection & Eligibility

  • Integrity and Discipline

  • Paralympic and Disability


In 2018, Nicola chaired the Commonwealth Games Selection Appeals Panel for Team Wales.

Legal Commendations

"The highly experienced, pragmatic and commercial Nicola Edwards specialises in complex claims against social services for alleged failure to protect children from abuse and neglect."

 

"The team regularly handles work on behalf of sporting bodies and sports persons. Nicola Edwards is recommended."


Legal 500, 2019