Robin White > Chambers of Oliver Segal KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oliver Segal KC
Old Square Chambers
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Barrister specialising in employment and discrimination law (all aspects). Acts for employers and employees. Appears in Tribunals and Higher Courts in whole of UK including Scotland and Northern Ireland. Cases include Post Office v Foley; Beedell v West Ferry Printers (both test for unfair dismissal); Martyres v Connex (collective agreements); W v HMG (disability/national security – MI6 employee); Bentwood v Shepherd (Calculation of Quantum in discrimination), G v H (Disability Discrimination – Quantum over £1m), Symes v Eaton-Williams (Discrimination – lifetime loss), Rule v University of Arts (technicalities of uplift for failure to follow procedures), Short v Land Rover (interaction of DDA responsibilities and union collective agreements), Beavan v Cabinet Office (whether pay progression in Civil Service contractual), Pietzka v Price Waterhouse (Reverse discrimination: sex, flexible and part-time working request discrimination by male employee), Hartley v Foreign and Commonwealth Office (discriminatory dismissal of an Engineer with Aspergers), Adams v Dudley NHS Trust (failure to make adequate provision for wheelchair bound employee), A V Telford NHS Trust (transgender patient, DPA and discrimination rights). B v N (access to sports changing facilities by transgender user).


Called 1995, Gray’s Inn.


Regular CPD lectures on discrimination and other employment topics. Speaks particularly regularly on transgender issues following her own transition from male to female in 2011.




Sexey’s School Bruton; Imperial College, London (1986 BSc Hons Chemistry); Manager in transport industry 1986-91; Exeter (1994 LLB Hons). Lives in Somerset.


House renovation, long-distance walking and classic car restoration..

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Robin White – Old Square Chambers

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.