Mr Toby Kempster > Chambers of Oliver Segal KC > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oliver Segal KC
Old Square Chambers
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Work Department

Employment and personal injury.


Toby Kempster specialises in personal injury and employment law, the common denominator being the workplace.

Toby’s personal injury work is principally concerned with employers’ liability and includes more complex claims for example those arising from occupational disease (in particular cases involving asbestos exposure) and stress. He has considerable experience in FAA claims and has recently been acting in a seven figure claim on behalf of  the estate/dependent  of one of those killed in the “Bath Tipper Truck” crash.

His employment practice covers both contractual and statutory claims, the former including injunctive proceedings; he has recently succeeded at trial in resisting attempts to prevent an outgoing sales manager from working for a rival company. Dealing with complex quantum issues in his personal injury practice also assists for example in assessing the value of discrimination claims (particularly those involving disability) where long term unemployment is anticipated.




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Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Employment

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Toby KempsterOld Square Chambers

Old Square Chambers ‘ Michael Ford KC is sought after for his established expertise in handling high-profile cases involving equal pay, pensions and TUPE matters, and is well known for advising on trade union law. Discrimination claims have been prominent in Toby Kempster ‘s recent caseload, and Jack Mitchell is regularly instructed in whistleblowing matters. Oliver Isaacs is adept at representing employees and employers across a wide spectrum of unfair dismissal claims, while Spencer Keen is widely recognised for his strength in advising on disability discrimination cases.

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Toby KempsterOld Square Chambers

At Old Square Chambers, the personal injury team continues to handle a wide range of defendant and claimant work. Toby Kempster counts claimant-based instructions as a key strength, with notable expertise in high-value fatal accident claims, employer’s liability cases and occupational disease claims. Sophie Beesley is regularly instructed in road traffic accident claims, as well as employer’s and occupier’s liability claims. Kara Loraine is a key name for representing defendants and claimants in complex multi-track claims. In recent news for the set, Charles Woodhouse KC took silk in March 2022 and Daniel Neill joined from Guildhall Chambers in May 2022.