Brian Cummins > 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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Position

Brian is a Personal Injury barrister, who also specialises in inquest work. He practises in fields of: serious injury; head injury; catastrophic and amputation Claims. Brian has considerable experience litigating in the established categories of: Employer’s liability; Asbestos related illnesses; COSHH; Fraud and Road Traffic Accident claims; as well as in niche fields of Group Litigation and Rail accidents.

Coronial inquest work has included: deaths in custody; construction site fatalities, factory accidents, medical fatalities, and failings in social care and support, on behalf of both bereaved families and employees.

Concluded litigation includes: rail crash litigation; severe brain damage awards following RTAs (including High Court approvals); Fatal Accident claims; Mesothelioma and other asbestos claims; and Group Litigation claims for respiratory and other illnesses.

His current caseload involves: severe head injuries following pedestrian RTAs; blood contamination claims; amputation claims; and other severe, multiple orthopaedic injury claims.

Career

Called: 1992 (Middle Temple), Queen Mother Scholar
LLM (Lond); LLB (Hons).
Former member of Bar Standards Board Disciplinary Committee.
Previous experience at a Law Centre and Local Authority.

Notable cases include: Potters Bar Inquest (2010); Rice & Thompson v NDLB (2008)

Memberships

PIBA, APIL

Education

LLB Hons; LLM (London); Middle Temple: Queen Mother Scholarship winner.

Leisure

Circuit training, running, tennis, swimming, spectating at rugby and football matches.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Personal injury - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Brian Cummins – Old Square Chambers ‘A robust advocate with a keen eye for detail, who seeks to add value for his clients.’