Frederic Reynold KC > Chambers of Oliver Segal KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oliver Segal KC
Old Square Chambers

Work Department

Employment, public law, commercial litigation.


Barrister specialising in employment, trade union law, public law and commercial litigation. Frederic specialises in employment law and related areas, commercial/contract law and public law. He has appeared in several landmark House of Lords cases concerning employment and labour law issues and contracts of employment. In the course of his career he has advised the Equal Opportunity Commission, the BMA (on contractual and disciplinary issues concerning consultants and doctors) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (in respect of professional standards and practice). In the recent landmark case in the Court of Appeal in English v Thomas Sanderson Limited on the interpretation of the Equality (Employment) Sexual Orientation Regulations 2003, he successfully represented the Appellant with Marcus Pilgerstorfer. He also recently successfully represented the appellant (with Anya Palmer, Old Square Chambers) in the Court of Appeal in the important case of London Ambulance Service NHS Trust v Small on impermissible substitution. Notable House of Lords cases include: Polkey v Dayton Services; Scally v Southern Health Services; Cheall v APEX; Rhys-Harper v Relaxion Group; Botham v Ministry of Defence/Serco v Lawson. Most recently he appeared in the Supreme Court in the two appeals of Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Trust and Ministry of Defence v Botham.


Commenced practice 1963; QC 1982. Elected a bencher of Gray’s Inn 1991.


Battersea Grammar School; Magdalen College, Oxford (Hons School of Jurisprudence).