Littleton Chambers

Nicholas Siddall QC

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Practice Areas

Specialises in employment and industrial relations law. His practice includes significant employment related High Court litigation encompassing injunctive relief, wrongful dismissal and high value contractual claims. He also undertakes all facets of statutory employment law including unfair dismissal, collective redundancy, NMW, TUPE and Working Time claims. He regularly appears in significant, high value and complicated discrimination and whistleblowing matters on behalf of individuals, unions and employers of all sizes.


Significant reported decisions include: Roberts v Skelmersdale College [2004] IRLR 69 (dismissal provisions of 2001 rules), GMB v Holis [2008] IRLR 187 (territorial jurisdiction of TUPE), Cokayne v BASC [2008] ICR 185 (issue estoppel), Matuszowicz-v-Hull CC [2009] IRLR 292 (reasonable adjustments time limits), Fenton & UNISON-v-SYPS [2010] IRLR 930 (presentation of claim), Pinewood-v-Page [2011] ICR 508 (redundancy fairness), Bridgeman-v-ABP [2012] IRLR 639 (CJEU reference as to Working Time Regulations derogation), Bray-v-Monarch Personnel [2013] IDS Brief 972 (scope of the Swedish derogation in the Agency Regulations), ASE-v-Kendrick [2014] EWHC 2171 (enforceability of non-compete provision), Day-v-HEE [2017] IRLR 623 (The scope of s43K ERA and ability of junior doctors to bring whistleblowing claim). Kaur v Leeds NHS [2019] ICR 1 (constructive dismissal affirmation).

Professional Memberships

ELA, ELBA and Northern Circuit