Lord Justice Underhill
|Lord Justice of Appeal|
|Assumed office |
9 April 2013
|High Court Judge|
Queen's Bench Division
Nicholas Edward Underhill
12 May 1952
|Alma mater||New College, Oxford|
Sir Nicholas Edward Underhill (born 12 May 1952), styled The Rt Hon. Lord Justice Underhill, is a British judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.
He was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford.
Underhill was called to the bar at Gray's Inn 1976 (elected a bencher 2000). He became a Queen's Counsel in 1992. He was appointed a Recorder in 1994 and was authorised as a deputy High Court judge in 1998. From 2000 to 2003, he was a temporary additional judge of the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He served as Attorney-General to the Prince of Wales from 1998 to 2006. On 30 January 2006, Underhill was appointed a High Court judge, receiving the customary knighthood, and assigned to the Queen's Bench Division. He was a judge of the Employment Appeal Tribunal from 2006 to 2013, and its president from 2009 to 2011. On 9 April 2013, he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal and consequently appointed to the Privy Council.
Underhill was chair of the Bar Pro Bono Unit (2002–2005). He has served as a trustee of St John's, Smith Square since 1996 and as chair since 2010. He is also a trustee of the London Library, having served since 2008, and has been vice chair since 2011.
He received an Honorary Fellowship from New College, Oxford in 2015.
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- Wilson v United Kingdom  ECHR 552, acting for the Daily Mail. Lost.
- Byrne Bros (Formwork) Ltd v Baird  ICR 667, subordination and dependence as the keys to employee status. Rejected by the Supreme Court in Clyde & Co LLP v Bates van Winkelhof  UKSC 32, .
- R v Barnet London Borough Council ex parte Nash, 2013 
- Reilly v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions  EWCA Civ 413, saying the government breached the Human Rights Act, but suggesting the government needed to do nothing
- Pharmacists Defence Association Union v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills  EWCA Civ 66, refusing recognition of a trade union, unless a sham union was first derecognised
- Uber BV v Aslam  EWCA Civ 2748, dissenting to hold drivers were not workers. Rejected by the Supreme Court,  UKSC 5.
- IWGB v Roofoods Ltd  EWCA 952, holding Deliveroo cyclists did not have a human right to join trade unions
- Adedeji v University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust  EWCA Civ 23, Underhill approving the refusal of a claim that was 3 days late under the Equality Act 2010.
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