Victoria Webb > 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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Work Department

Employment and discrimination; personal injury.

Position

Victoria specialises in employment, discrimination and personal injury, with an additional interest in inquests. Her employment works, for both claimants and respondents, includes unfair dismissal, breach of contract, unlawful deduction of wages and discrimination. In particular, she has appeared in a number of multi-day sex, race, age and disability discrimination hearings. She recently appeared at the Employment Appeals Tribunal in a matter concerning the refusal of an application for review of a strike out judgement. She also has experience of judicial mediation. She has also been involved in drafting submissions in complex discrimination matters, cost applications and appeals to the EAT. Victoria acts for claimants and defendants in fast track and small claims personal injury trials, as well as in case management discussions for multi-track matters. She drafts pleadings, including schedules or loss, and advice on liability and quantum, including in multi-track matters. She represents claimants and defendants in credit hire litigation. She is also developing a specialism in inquests, having recently appeared on behalf of a bereaved family at a pre-inquest review, and at an inquest representing a former employer of the deceased. Victoria has successfully appealed against decisions of the Criminal Injury and Compensation Authority relating to the eligibility of applicants for awards under the scheme. She accepts instructions on a conditional fee basis.

Career

Called 2009. Before being called to the Bar Victoria worked for several years in the human rights field with a focus on the Russian Federation, most recently working as researcher on Russia for Amnesty International’s International Secretariat.

Memberships

PIBA; ELBA; ILS.

Education

Oxford University (Modern Languages; LLM International Human Rights Law with distinction from the University of Essex – awarded a Queen Mother’s Scholarship and the Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize for her Outstanding BVC results by Middle Temple).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Victoria Webb – Old Square Chambers

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Personal injury - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 5

Victoria WebbOld Square ChambersVictoria fights extremely well and hard for clients. She is a very able barrister who is a gifted robust advocate.’