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Chambers of Oliver Segal KC
Old Square Chambers
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Employment, personal injury.


Personal injury and employment law. In employment law has acted in leading cases in discrimination, unfair dismissal and Transfer of Undertakings Regulations. In personal injury acted on behalf of the plaintiffs in Opren litigation, Benzodiazepine litigation, British Midland air crash, Camelford Water Pollution, Mull of Kyntyre helicopter crash. Acted in a substantial number of catastrophic injury claims particularly involving servicemen in claims against Ministry of Defence. Recent cases include: Mehmetemin v Farrell [2017] EWHC 103 (QB),  Harman v Boyles [2015], Quantum: TBI, settled for lump sum of £1.5m, PP. £125,000 pa; ST v VB [2015] (Quantum Tetraplegia, settled for lump sum of £3m, PP. £175,000 – lump sum equivalent £8m); GC v RD [2015] (Quantum: Below knee amputation and head injury, lump sum of £2.5m); SH v ML and JH v ML [2015] (Contested IP application to purchase property for two children with TBI); Lightfoot v Go Ahead Group PLC [2011] RTR 11 (RTA contributory negligence); Johnson Controls Ltd v Campbell [UKEAT 0042/12] (Service Provision Change); Caston v Chief Constable Lincolnshire Police [2010] IRLR 327 (Time limits, Discrimination); IB v CB [2010] EWHC 3815(QB) (Content of periodical payments order); James v Redcats (Brands) Ltd [2007] IRLR 296 (meaning of ‘worker’ ; Sowerby v Charlton [2006] 1 WLR 568 (Court of Appeal – pre action admissions); Scott v Commissioners of Inland Revenue [2004] IRLR 713 (Court of Appeal: compensation under Sex Discrimination Act 1975); Mattis v Pollock [2003] IRLR 603 (Court of Appeal: scope of vicarious liability); Franks v Reuters [2003] IRLR 423 (meaning of ’employee’ in Employment Rights Act 1996); Croft v Royal Mail [2003] IRLR 592 (Court of Appeal discrimination, transsexual) Liversidge v Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police [2002] IRLR 15 (vicarious liability under Race Relations Act 1976); Bici v Ministry of Defence Times [2004] EWCH 786 (QB).(Scope of combat immunity). Paul Rose speaks regularly at professional conferences on topical issues in the areas he specialises in.


Called to Bar 1981, Silk 2002, Fee Paid Employment Judge since 2003.



Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Paul Rose KCOld Square Chambers ‘Nothing gets past this silk; he is top-drawer. His cerebral and inquisitive approach with an eye for every detail means that injured claimants always get a superb result.

The personal injury set at Old Square Chambers is renowned for its ‘talent in the personal injury field’. Recent developments amidst the team include the 2022 appointment to silk of Charles Woodhouse KC, and the continued impressive caseloads of Paul Rose KC and Ben Collins KC respectively. At the junior end, Kara Loraine has been led on matters including the ongoing £33m High Court case of Mathieu v Aviva, wherein she is acting for an art student who suffered a traumatic brain injury when hit by a moped in 2015 but went on to become a successful contemporary artist; discussions include whether provisional damages can be awarded for the risk of developing dementia and on the taxation of damages for a claimant residing abroad claiming for the onset of later illness. In addition, Adam Samuel is notable for his representation of high-profile defendant insurers on multi-million-pound matters, including Galvin v Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, wherein the claimant policeman was seeking damages against the force for injuries suffered whilst he pursued a suspected thief, and his proceeding retirement from front line duties in the force – the claim was dismissed in full.