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

“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

 

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

Legal 500, 2019

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

This edition examines a case where the Health & Safety Executive withdrew their Fees for Intervention which were levied against our client, an update from the Supreme Court in relation to vicarious liability as well as the usual case summaries.

This edition covers recent case-law and the new rules for pleading credit hire claims.

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.

Our monthly review of developments in the insurance and public sector. This edition examines a case where the Health & Safety Executive agreed to withdraw their Fees for Intervention which were levied against our client, an update from the Supreme Court in relation to vicarious liability as well as the usual case summaries.

This edition covers recent case-law and the new rules for pleading credit hire claims.

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.

Enquiries

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Greyfriars Road

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Tel: 07747 444 812

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