Bella 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

Personal injury and professional discipline, clinical negligence.

Position

Bella specialises in all aspects of clinical negligence and personal injury law. She represents both Claimants and Defendants (through the medical defence unions) and has a practice spanning the county courts, high court and appeal courts.  In the clinical negligence field, she has a particular interest in and reputation for delayed cancer diagnosis claims as well as  cauda equina/spinal compression litigation, plastic surgery claims and birth defects. Her personal injury practise spans all areas, and includes catastrophic injuries, road traffic accidents, workplace and public liability claims, industrial/occupational disease, fatal accidents and CICA applications. Bella also undertakes medical regulatory work and represents practitioners and professional bodies in conduct and capability proceedings before the GMC, HCPC and NMC, in respect of which her early background in employment law has proved valuable.

Career

St Catherine’s College, Oxford (MA, Jurisprudence); Inns of Court School of Law (called to the Bar 2000 – Queen Mother’s scholar / Middle Temple)  Bella has also taught on the Bar Vocational Course (personal injury module) in Cardiff.
Bella is currently writing a book on delayed cancer claims, which is due to be published at the end of 2018.

Memberships

AVMA, PIBA

Education

King David High School, Liverpool; St Catherine’s College, Oxford (BA jurisprudence).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Bella WebbOld Square Chambers

At Old Square Chambers, the clinical negligence team has established strength in representing claimants in a wide range of cases, and continues to develop its expertise in handling work for defendants. Sophie Beesley specialises in claimant work, and regularly acts for vulnerable clients in complex, sensitive cases. Kara Loraine has a solid track record in handling cases involving delayed diagnoses, negligent surgical procedures and psychiatric injury claims for parents arising from infant deaths. Naomi Rees and Bella Webb both field expertise in representing claimants and defendants in claims involving delayed cancer diagnoses and birth injuries.

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Bella WebbOld Square Chambers Bella is very personable and has a wonderful manner with clients. Her advocacy is extremely well prepared, persuasive and structured. She has excellent drafting skills and a meticulous attention-to-detail.’