Ms Ijeoma Omambala KC > Chambers of Oliver Segal KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oliver Segal KC
Old Square Chambers
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Work Department

Employment law.


Ijeoma provides strategic advice in connection with all aspects of the management, litigation and resolution of complex employment, discrimination and trade union claims. Ijeoma advises and represents Claimants, Respondents/Defendants and Trades Unions. Ijeoma has significant experience of complex TUPE, wages and whistle-blowing matters, industrial action and High Court litigation in relation to bonus claims, restrictive covenants, alleged breaches of duty and wrongful dismissal. Her discrimination expertise covers the whole range of protected characteristics and causes of action at first instance and appellate levels. She is an experienced litigator of individual and multi-Claimant public and private sector equal pay claims. Her recent work has included acting for both Claimants and Respondents in High Court restrictive covenant proceedings; a number of  high profile whistle-blowing claims; advising and acting for senior professionals in race, disability, age, sex, pregnancy and maternity discrimination complaints. She is currently instructed in the first Shared Parental Leave case to be considered by the Court of Appeal. Ijeoma is also an experienced and accredited mediator.


Called in 1989 Elected Bencher of Grays Inn 2014 Appointed Vice Chair of CPD Grays Inn 2015.


Justice, ELBA, ILS, DLA. CEDR Exchange, CMC


Cambridge University (BA Hons; M Phil).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Ijeoma Omambala KC  – Old Square Chambers ‘Ijeoma’s strengths are that she is very hands-on and accessible, straightforward in her advice, and puts the client at ease. She also makes it easy for the instructing solicitor.

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.