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Chambers of Oliver Segal KC
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Robert has a thriving employment, public law and human rights appellate practice, having appeared in the Court of Appeal on five occasions in the last year. He also regularly represents clients in the Employment Appeal Tribunal and Upper Tribunal, in judicial review proceedings, and in complex multi-day discrimination and whistleblowing claims.

He has particular expertise in discrimination and human rights law, and has been involved in leading high value equal pay claims for over 15 years.

Robert has been on the Attorney General’s A Panel of Counsel since 2015. In his role on the panel, Robert represents and advises an extensive range of Government Departments and Agencies. Robert also appears regularly on behalf of Trade Unions and Trade Union funded clients, as well as NHS Trusts.


Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel: A Panel (2015-). 




Jesus College, University of Cambridge (MA Law, 1st Class).


Robert is a Level 2 Qualified Rugby Coach (England Rugby Coaching Award)

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Robert Moretto  – Old Square ChambersRobert’s attention to detail and his preparation for a case are exemplary. He has a lovely manner with clients and is very approachable, while his cross-examination is some of the best around – clients always feel very reassured that he knows the case thoroughly.

Old Square Chambers‘ members regularly appear in the appellate courts, test cases, and factually and legally complex trials; and the set is increasingly acting for more than one party in challenging cases, while also experiencing larger volumes of sensitive investigations. In the Court of Appeal, four silks and two juniors from chambers appeared for various parties and intervenors in a test case on whether foster carers have worker status (NUPFC v Certification Officer and others), namely: Lord Hendy KC, Ben Collins KC, Ben Cooper KC and Katharine Newton KC, along with senior junior Robert Moretto and Madeline Stanley. Betsan Criddle KC took silk in March 2022. Cooper KC also successfully represented both the claimant in Forstater v CGD Europe & others, a high-profile case concerning protection against discrimination in employment for holding gender-critical beliefs; and barrister Allison Bailey in her claim against her chambers for discrimination on similar grounds; however in that case the claim against co-respondent Stonewall, represented by Ijeoma Omambala KC and Robin White, was unsuccessful.

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

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