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Chambers of Oliver Segal KC
Old Square Chambers
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Stuart is an employment law specialist with experience in the full spectrum of individual and collective employment law, appearing at first instance and at appellate levels. He regularly acts in complex/high value claims, discrimination claims, test litigation, as well as industrial relations disputes.

He was shortlisted by Chambers & Partners as Employment Junior of the Year (2017), and has been named as Employment Junior of the year (2018) by Legal 500.

Recent cases include:

Kostal UK Ltd v Dunkley [2018] IRLR 428 (seminal decision on s.145B inducements); Reading BC v James UKEAT/0222/17/JOJ (equality clause/comparators); London Care Ltd v Henry & Ors UKEAT/0219/17/DA (TUPE; largest NMW group litigation in care sector); Blakely v On-Site Recruitment Solutions Ltd UKEAT/ 0134/17/DA (test litigation – worker status/service company); Fleming v East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust UKEAT/0054/17/BA (privilege; admissibility of covert recordings); Other: BAPLA v [2017] ICR 457 CA (recognition).

Industrial Action: MoJ v POA [2018] ICR 181; GTR  v ASLEF [2017] ICR 497 CA (Viking, Laval); Merseyrail v RMT (2017); SofS v NUT [2016] IRLR 512; GTR v ASLEF (No. 2) [2016] IRLR 686.



Stuart attained a Masters in Labour Law at the London School of Economics (LSE), where he has also lectured in Labour Law. He is Vice-Chair of Old Square’s Employment Team.


Tolley’s Employment Law (unfair dismissal chapter); Employment Precedents & Company Policy Documents (disciplinary/grievance procedures; works councils; TU recognition); Munkman on Employer’s Liability; Westlaw Insight.




QEH School, Bristol; London School of Economics (1997 LLB Hons; 1998 LLM Employment Law, Distinction).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Stuart Brittenden  – Old Square ChambersStuart is the best junior at the employment Bar. He is fiercely intelligent, hugely responsive, and always willing to go the extra mile for clients. It is also hard to think of many recent leading cases in the industrial relations arena that he has not been involved in.