Ms Nadia Motraghi > Chambers of Oliver Segal KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oliver Segal KC
Old Square Chambers
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Work Department

Employment and discrimination; personal injury.


Nadia specialises in employment law, professional regulation and public law including public procurement. Her practice spans the Tribunals, High Court and all levels of appeal. She acts for employees and employers in all areas of employment law especially discrimination of all types, whistleblowing, TUPE, breach of contract, trade union cases and injunctions (industrial action, restrictive covenants, MHPS).  In professional discipline, she represents individuals before their regulators and at all levels of appeal. Her clients are in the public sector (NHS, local government), private sector (especially banking and technology) and trade unions. Nadia’s public law and public procurement work is mainly in the healthcare sector.


St John’s College, Oxford (MA Jurisprudence); Harvard Law School (LLM, Frank Knox Fellow); College of Law (BVC Outstanding; Bedingfield Scholar, Ede & Ravenscourt Prize for Best Student). Nadia worked for the Law Commission and held lecturing posts at several universities. Formerly a Barrister Member of the Bar Disciplinary Tribunal. Currently a Member of the Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors (ACCO), an NDPB advising the Ministry of Defence.


French, Persian.



Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

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London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Nadia MotraghiOld Square Chambers ‘A very capable senior junior who proves to be more than a match for her KC opponents.

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Nadia MotraghiOld Square ChambersShe is very good with clients and is an excellent advocate. She has a brilliant eye for detail and gives sensible advice.

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Nadia MotraghiOld Square Chambers ‘An incredibly impressive senior junior. In the public law field, she is particularly strong on discrimination issues and regulatory disputes, but has the legal brain to be a formidable opponent in all sorts of public law cases.’