Christopher Edwards > Chambers of Oliver Segal KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oliver Segal KC
Old Square Chambers
10-11 BEDFORD ROW
LONDON
WC1R 4BU
England
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Work Department

Employment and personal injury.

Position

Christopher’s main areas of practice are employment, personal injury (including travel law and industrial disease), clinical negligence, and costs. He also represents interested parties at inquests. About half his practice is court work: he is frequently instructed in high value and lengthy trials, as well as injunctions, interlocutory matters/case management hearings, and detailed assessments. He appears in the High Court, County Court, Employment Tribunal, EAT, and SCCO. When out of court he has a busy paperwork and advisor practice, and frequently represents his clients in settlement meetings/mediations. He has a mixed practice acting for individuals, public and private sector employers, unions, and insurers.

Career

Called 2006; Gray’s Inn, practised at Old Square Chambers since pupillage. Prior to being called to the Bar, Christopher trained as an archaeologist, specialising in Aztec and Maya civilisations.

Publications:

APIL Personal Injury Law, Practice and Precedents: Non Compensatory Damages (2016)

AVMA: An Update of Costs Recovery in Clinical Negligence Claims (2017)

Memberships

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; Employment Law Association; Employment Law Bar Association; Industrial Law Society; Personal Injury Bar Association. Christopher sat on the Employment Law Association management committee from 2014-2016 as member at large.

Education

Brasenose College, Oxford (double first), where he was placed second in his year. While training for the Bar he held both the James Crouch Award and David Karmel Award in consecutive years, annual scholarships awarded by Gray’s Inn.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Christopher Edwards – Old Square Chambers

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Personal injury - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Christopher EdwardsOld Square Chambers ‘Christopher is astute and puts clients them at ease.’