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Areas of Expertise

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

"Nicola Edwards has a ‘great understanding of the challenges of the public sector’ and regularly handles a range of work for both local authorities and police forces."

Legal 500, 2024

 

“Has ‘an in-depth knowledge of the law‘.”

Legal 500, 2023

 

“A true expert in the field of social services negligence, Nicola Edwards is appreciated for her pragmatic and commercial approach to such claims.”

Legal 500, 2021

“The 'pragmatic and commercial' Nicola Edwards excels in complex claims against social services for alleged failure to protect children from abuse and neglect.”

“Next Generation Partner.”

Legal 500, 2020

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