James Chegwidden > Chambers of Oliver Segal KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oliver Segal KC
Old Square Chambers
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James’s practice encompasses civil and commercial work, employment law, and regulatory and public law. He brings to his practice a wide range of domestic and international experience, having worked as a lawyer in London, Strasbourg and also the Commonwealth (Australia) and in delegations to the United Nations. He has been involved in numerous defining cases under the Human Rights Act 1998 and he acts for a range of corporate clients, charities and individuals. James acts for a number of banks, insurance firms, corporate and government clients and individuals in a range of employment law disputes in the High Court and County Court. Parties for whom James has appeared regularly include the Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds TSB and Zurich Insurance. He also represents a wide variety of claimants and respondents in the Employment Tribunal, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) and the High Court. James has acted both for defendants and for government agencies in financial crime, fraud claims, proceeds of crime and customs actions and has advised in relation to civil actions for the recovery of unlawful gains. James maintains a strong practice and background in public and human rights law. He has been involved in numerous cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal and House of Lords/Supreme Court concerning the Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Convention of Human Rights.


Called 2008. Attorney General’s Panel for Civil Litigation (List C); Crown Prosecution Service Appointee to Specialist Asset Forfeiture Unit


French, Polish and German


University of Oxford, BCL, University of Sydney, LLB (Hons).