Spencer Keen > Chambers of Oliver Segal KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oliver Segal KC
Old Square Chambers
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Spencer specialises in employment, human rights, EU and commercial law.  He has extensive experience acting for both corporate clients and individuals at first instance and appellate levels.  He is particularly well known for injunction proceedings in the High Court (concerning employee competition, restraints of trade and confidentiality) and also for acting in complex disability discrimination cases.  Examples of recent cases include: Bamieh v European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo [2017] EAT which considered whether an international organisation had personality for the purposes of domestic law and the effect of Article 10 ECHR on the territorial jurisdiction of an English Employment Tribunal; Unison v Lord Chancellor [2017] where Spencer appeared for the Equality and Human Rights Commission in the judicial review of the government’s decision to impose fees in the employment tribunal (with Mark Whitcombe and led by Michael Ford QC).



Disability Discrimination in Employment (OUP) 2009 and numerous articles for the New Law Journal.

Spencer has a personal website at www.spencerkeen.co.uk



Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Spencer KeenOld Square ChambersSpencer has an encyclopaedic knowledge of disability discrimination law. He is extremely personable and a persuasive advocate.’

Old Square Chambers ‘ Michael Ford KC is sought after for his established expertise in handling high-profile cases involving equal pay, pensions and TUPE matters, and is well known for advising on trade union law. Discrimination claims have been prominent in Toby Kempster ‘s recent caseload, and Jack Mitchell is regularly instructed in whistleblowing matters. Oliver Isaacs is adept at representing employees and employers across a wide spectrum of unfair dismissal claims, while Spencer Keen is widely recognised for his strength in advising on disability discrimination cases.

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Spencer KeenOld Square Chambers ‘Spencer’s advice is clear and concise. He is also very personable with clients and witnesses.