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Nicholas Siddall QC

Nicholas Siddall QC

Silk: 2019 | Call: 1997

Queen's Counsel

"He has a high level of technical knowledge, is hard-working and has great attention to detail. He's user-friendly in terms of the client and his approach. He's happy to bring a proper fight to cases and is good on his feet."

Chambers UK 2020

“Extremely diligent and quick to respond. A great advocate” “First-class technical knowledge, coupled with a very user-friendly approach and excellent advocacy skills”

Chambers UK 2019

Nicholas Siddall QC

"He has a high level of technical knowledge, is hard-working and has great attention to detail. He's user-friendly in terms of the client and his approach. He's happy to bring a proper fight to cases and is good on his feet."

Chambers UK 2020

“Extremely diligent and quick to respond. A great advocate” “First-class technical knowledge, coupled with a very user-friendly approach and excellent advocacy skills”

Chambers UK 2019

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Nicholas was appointed Silk in March 2019.

Nicholas is an employment specialist whose practice takes in all facets of employment litigation in the High Court and the statutory tribunals. He also enjoys a significant sports law related practice appearing before the ordinary courts and the relevant disciplinary/adjudicatory tribunals.

His practice encompasses:

  • Employment Law
  • Employment Related Litigation
  • Mediation and ADR
  • Restrictive Covenants and Confidential Information
  • Unfair and Wrongful Dismissal
  • Discrimination and Equal Opportunities Litigation
  • Whistleblowing
  • TUPE
  • Statutory Discrimination claims in the Civil Courts
  • Collective Labour Disputes and Trade Union Litigation
  • Disciplinary and Regulatory Work
  • Internal Investigations
  • Sports Law

He was formerly in practice at Kings Chambers, where he had been a member since pupillage. He was educated at Scalby School and Cambridge University. He was called in 1997 and joined Littleton Chambers in 2013.

Nicholas has been continuously listed as a leading practitioner in employment in the legal directories since 2007. He is in addition listed for his Sports Law Practice in the Legal 500. Examples of recent comments are as follows:

Has notable experience with TUPE, along with high-value discrimination claims and public interest disclosure cases. He is predominantly instructed on behalf of respondents but also works with trade unions and high net worth claimants. He is recognised for his expertise in defending applications for injunctive relief.
Strengths: “He has a high level of technical knowledge, is hard-working and has great attention to detail. He’s user-friendly in terms of the client and his approach. He’s happy to bring a proper fight to cases and is good on his feet.” Chambers UK 2020.

“Extremely diligent and quick to respond. A great advocate” “First-class technical knowledge, coupled with a very user-friendly approach and excellent advocacy skills” Chambers UK 2019.

‘‘’An excellent advocate and extremely diligent in his preparation, standard of work and delivery.’ .’ Legal 500 2019

“He is thorough, diligent and quickly gets to the heart of complex issues. He has a superb ability to recall case law which enables him to easily identify the strengths and weaknesses of any matter.” Chambers UK 2018

“A consummate professional, who grasps the intricate details of a case and distils into a clear, manageable legal analysis.” Legal 500 2017

In the 2017 and 2018 Thomson Reuters Reports entitled “What do clients want from the Bar?” Nicholas was listed in the section “What barristers were respondents most impressed with?” as follows: Very good on his feet in tribunal, good with clients, and works as a team with instructing solicitors’

Instructions over the last 12 months include:

  • Acting on behalf of the Embassy of the State of Qatar in an 8-day discrimination hearing involving issues of Diplomatic Immunity and the effect of such a plea on the Employment Tribunal’s ability to determine a claim against the Embassy under the Equality Act
  • Appearing in the first appeal in the EAT addressing the impact of damages based agreements on the Employment Tribunal’s costs jurisdiction;
  • Acting for the Defendants (led by Naomi Ellenbogen QC) in a case that was listed for an 8 day hearing for springboard relief and damages as regards an alleged team move involving 4 providers of independent price verification services to international financial institutions where the Claimants sought significant undisclosed damages;
  • Appearing in the Court of Appeal (led by David Reade QC) in an appeal to address whether revival of affirmed breaches is permissible in a claim of constructive dismissal;
  • Appearing in defence of an 8 day claim for whistleblowing dismissal on behalf of an international financial institution. The Claimant seeks damages of £2.3 million reflecting a career long loss. ;
  • Appearing for a national cleaning contractor on a Regulation 11 TUPE claim seeking a remedy of £1.2 million as regards the provision of inadequate ELI by the transferor.
  • Acting for a leading academic in a race/religious discrimination claim where the Claimant secured an award of £3.3million against his former employer university.

Injunctive/High Court Employment Work

Discrimination

Whistleblowing

TUPE

Other Statutory Employment Work

Statutory Discrimination claims in the Civil Courts

Disciplinary and Regulatory

Internal Investigations

Sports Law

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