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Chambers of Oliver Segal QC
Old Square Chambers
10-11 BEDFORD ROW
LONDON
WC1R 4BU
England

Employment Tier 1

Old Square Chambers is 'a high-quality set' that acts in a large range of cases (including before the Appellate courts), which cover worker status, human rights, contract claims, discrimination, industrial action, holiday pay, injunctions and equal pay, among others. In an important test case, Lord Hendy QC led Katharine Newton QC in representing the Independent Workers of Great Britain, in seeking worker status and union recognition on behalf of thousands of Deliveroo riders. Mark Sutton QC is a leading silk for employment disputes involving doctors and other healthcare sector staff. Strengthening the set at the senior end, Ijeoma Omambala QC, Deshpal Panesar QC, Rebecca Tuck QC and Katharine Newton QC all took silk in 2020. At the junior end, Tom Kirk has arrived from the now-dissolved Ely Place Chambers and the 'persuasive advocate' Madeline Stanley and the 'intelligent, calm, and unruffled' Benjamin Jones are rising stars in chambers.

Rising stars

Benjamin Jones - Old Square ChambersBen is an exceptionally intelligent barrister with forensic research skills. He displays a lively and creative intelligence in discussions about cases and can think outside the box when presented with new problems. I am certain that Ben will go far - he is a real star in the making.
Ranked: Tier 1
Madeline Stanley - Old Square ChambersHer advocacy, both written and oral, was clear and concise, and she made numerous good points in a very persuasive manner.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

Lord Hendy QC - Old Square ChambersHas the ear of the senior judges and the total respect and admiration of his peers. He is the most gifted of draftsmen, an ingenious lawyer and a compassionate and empathetic adviser. If there is a real fight to be had, you go to John.
Ranked: Tier 1
Oliver Segal QC - Old Square ChambersHe understands the motivations and objectives of clients and that is very important. Oliver combines his extensive knowledge with a tenacious drive for a fair and just outcome. He is our go-to silk for industrial action.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Sutton QC - Old Square ChambersAn erudite and clear advocate, who is a go-to counsel for complex matters.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Collins QC - Old Square ChambersAlways impressive in the courtroom. He is able to put arguments in a very persuasive way and establishes a good rapport with members of the judiciary.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ben Cooper QC - Old Square ChambersVery bright, and brilliant for detail-heavy matters.
Ranked: Tier 3
Michael Ford QC - Old Square ChambersMassively knowledgeable on all things industrial relations-related, and despite being massively clever, he always delivers advice that is pragmatic and easy to digest.
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon Cheetham QC - Old Square ChambersExtremely good client service and he is prompt and responsive. He also has very high emotional intelligence and his pleasant manner disarms his opponents.
Ranked: Tier 4

2020 Silks

Katharine Newton QC - Old Square Chambers ‘Katharine is brilliant but what makes her stand out for me is that she involves herself in the case from the start, masters the detail very early on, and works collaboratively. She has continued to do this after taking silk which makes her a rare barrister in my experience: a silk who wants to get involved in the detail early on and not just before a hearing.

Ijeoma Omambala QC - Old Square ChambersClients really appreciate her ability to explain complex issues clearly.
Deshpal Panesar QC - Old Square ChambersA ferocious cross-examiner with a sharp mind that’s across all the detail. We particularly value his commitment to securing favourable outcomes for our clients and his eagerness to contribute to overall case strategy.

Rebecca Tuck QC - Old Square Chambers ‘An extremely knowledgeable and tenacious barrister, with a confident, engaging delivery. She really deserved her elevation to QC.

Leading Juniors

Stuart Brittenden - Old Square ChambersThe best junior at the employment bar, without exception. He is intelligent, pragmatic and you could not find a more responsive barrister, who is ready to roll his sleeves up and become an integral extension to your own team.
Ranked: Tier 1
Melanie Tether - Old Square ChambersExtremely clever! She works extremely hard and is able to digest complex facts, over significant periods of time, into pleadings and related documents of the highest quality.
Ranked: Tier 1
Louise Chudleigh - Old Square ChambersExtremely strong on equal pay cases, and sitting as a part time employment judge she can provide valuable insights as to how an employment judge will react to particular arguments.
Ranked: Tier 2
Nadia Motraghi - Old Square ChambersShe has an incredible legal mind but can also be devastating in cross-examination. Very good for strategy and has excellent client-handling skills.
Ranked: Tier 2
Betsan Criddle - Old Square ChambersIncredibly knowledgeable about discrimination. She is a strong and passionate advocate, who is excellent with vulnerable clients and fights hard for her clients, whichever side she is on.
Ranked: Tier 3
Spencer Keen - Old Square ChambersA strategic thinker who is able to identify the key issues at the heart of cases and who is forensic in his analysis.
Ranked: Tier 3
Eleena Misra - Old Square ChambersA powerful advocate who puts her client’s case forcefully and persuasively in court, and deals with sensitive issues in a compassionate and realistic manner.
Ranked: Tier 3

Jack Mitchell - Old Square Chambers ‘The go-to junior for whistleblowing. Knows the subject, and how to present it to judges, backwards. Pragmatic, responsive, and intelligent, he is one to trust with your most important clients.

Ranked: Tier 3
Sarah Keogh - Old Square ChambersExcellent client service, good understanding of trade unions, and very strong on medical regulatory/employment issues, as well as legal issues that have a mathematical component to them.
Ranked: Tier 4
Tom Kirk - Old Square ChambersA gifted and rounded, intelligent advocate - he invariably impresses for the quality of his written and oral advocacy, and he has a great courtroom presence.
Ranked: Tier 4
Robert Moretto - Old Square ChambersI have immense respect for Robert, he is a credit to the profession. Conducts himself in accordance with the finest traditions of the Bar.
Ranked: Tier 4
Nicola Newbegin - Old Square ChambersExcellent at presenting her client’s case in court. She is tenacious, persuasive and leaves no stone unturned.
Ranked: Tier 4

Elizabeth Melville - Old Square Chambers ‘Excellent, responsive and meticulously thorough, Elizabeth is also very client friendly and always willing to go the extra mile.

Ranked: Tier 5
Laith Dilaimi - Old Square ChambersVery diligent and knowledgeable, leaving no stone unturned on a case. He has an unassuming style but always makes the right points in the right way, bringing about excellent results.
Ranked: Tier 5
Christopher Edwards - Old Square ChambersSecures good results for clients. He grasps the key facts and law with ease, and quickly gains the trust and confidence of nervous clients and apprehensive witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 5

Employment Tier 1

Old Square Chambers divides its employment talent between London and Bristol. In recent work of note, Michael Ford QC represented the claimant in Brazel v The Harper Trust, which the Court of Appeal found that a music teacher on a zero-hour contract was entitled to a full quota of paid fully-paid holiday irrespective of the amount of time she actually worked throughout the year. Spencer Keen represented the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo in several cases, including a claim brought by a former British prosecutor, with complex jurisdictional issues.

Leading Silks

Michael Ford QC - Old Square ChambersA tenacious advocate - he wants to win, and usually does.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Spencer Keen - Old Square ChambersA measured yet persuasive presence in court with experience at every tier of court.
Ranked: Tier 1
Toby Kempster - Old Square ChambersBrings a highly strategic and pragmatic approach to cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
Jack Mitchell - Old Square ChambersVery knowledgeable in the area of employment law and whistle blowing.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kara Loraine - Old Square ChambersAn enthusiastic and conscientious counsel who is unafraid to roll her sleeves up and get stuck in.
Ranked: Tier 2
Melanie Tether - Old Square ChambersAble to digest complex facts into pleadings and related documents of the highest quality.
Ranked: Tier 2
Hilary Winstone - Old Square ChambersRecommended for discrimination law cases.
Ranked: Tier 2
Oliver Isaacs - Old Square ChambersAn impressive junior barrister for employment matters.
Ranked: Tier 3

Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

Leading Juniors

Katherine Howells - Old Square ChambersIndividual strengths: attention to detail, clarity of expression, pragmatism and efficiency. She is very thorough and very determined – never afraid to fight her client's corner in court.
Ranked: Tier 1

Clinical negligence Tier 2

Old Square Chambers continues to house a team of experienced clinical negligence barristers who act for defendants and claimants in a range of cases, although recent work has tended more towards the claimant side. Kara Loraine is recommended for claims involving negligent obstetric care and delivery, psychiatric injury claims for parents arising from infant deaths, and serious delayed diagnosis claims. Naomi Rees is another key member of the team, with a heavy claimant focus, while Sophie Beesley is particularly notable for her recent work on the Ian Paterson inquiry, which concluded in early 2020.

Leading Juniors

Sophie Beesley - Old Square ChambersCombines strong legal knowledge and technical ability with excellent client skills.
Ranked: Tier 2
Kara Loraine - Old Square ChambersRecommended for negligent obstetric care, delayed diagnoses, and fundamental dishonesty claims.
Ranked: Tier 2
Naomi Rees - Old Square ChambersA specialist in clinical negligence matters.
Ranked: Tier 2
Bella Webb - Old Square ChambersExtremely hardworking. An outstanding advocate. Fights for her clients with tenacity and vigour. Trusted by tribunals. Gets results.
Ranked: Tier 2

Aviation

Leading Juniors

Katherine Howells - Old Square ChambersVery good attention to detail and has the ability to digest technical detail. Strong knowledge and understanding of international personal injury claims issues.
Ranked: Tier 2

Environment

Leading Juniors

John Bates - Old Square ChambersYou can be assured that he will respond very quickly and is flexible, approachable and very pragmatic.
Ranked: Tier 2

Personal injury Tier 2

Old Square Chambers has both a claimant and defendant presence and acts for numerous clients in all forms of personal injury enabling it to service advocacy and advisory work, nationwide. Charlie Woodhouse has particular expertise in acting for defendants with chronic pain and mild traumatic brain injury claims and in acting for members of the armed services. Christopher Walker heads the practice and was recently instructed in a multi-million-pound claim in which a motorcyclist injured in a road traffic accident suffered paraplegia from his upper chest down. Kara Loraine regularly acts in complex and high-value multi-track claims in the High Court and County Court. The 'fantastic' Sophie Beesley is often instructed in high-profile, sensitive inquests and civil claims , and she is praised for her client handling skils: 'She really empathises with their situation and puts them at ease which means she often gets the best out of them'.

Leading Juniors

Toby Kempster - Old Square ChambersExcellent client care skills, ability to focus on key issues, demonstrates a highly strategic and pragmatic approach to cases.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Rivers - Old Square ChambersHis advocacy skills are second to none; he is firm yet pragmatic and always has the client at the centre of his advice. Mr Rivers has a very warm approach with clients which engenders trust at an early stage.
Ranked: Tier 1
Christopher Walker - Old Square ChambersHe’s excellent in his analysis of the evidence and knows exactly how to coordinate a team of experts to produce the strongest case. He’s very engaging and puts clients at their ease with his easy charm and obvious empathy. His advocacy is very sharp, and judges respond to his concise arguments and helpful manner.
Ranked: Tier 1
Charlie Woodhouse - Old Square ChambersHe is the complete package and one of the few PI juniors who would sail into Silk and do well. He is highly regarded by all of his peers as a courageous and charming barrister. He is one of the few senior junior who is equally adept representing claimants and defendants.
Ranked: Tier 1
Kara Loraine - Old Square ChambersRecommended for multi-track cases, particularly those involving employers.
Ranked: Tier 2
Sophie Beesley - Old Square ChambersSophie is technically excellent, with strong legal knowledge far beyond her years call. She is loved by clients given her personable, courteous and compassionate nature. However, get her in the courtroom or in a negotiation with the other side and she is a force to be reckoned with.
Ranked: Tier 3

Administrative and public law (including elections)

Leading Silks

Ben Collins QC - Old Square ChambersAn experienced special advocate who shows sound judgement in everything he does.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Robert Moretto - Old Square ChambersA credit to the profession.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nadia Motraghi - Old Square ChambersInstructed on NHS matters.
Ranked: Tier 4

Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud Tier 3

Old Square Chambers has 'a reputation for able and honourable barristers', and the set has 'really bright sparks emerging especially in the younger generation'. As well as handling catastrophic injury claims, practitioners are also instructed in international group litigation and psychiatric injury work. In addition, Paul Rose QC and Ben Collins QC have a particular focus on representing severely injured service personnel. Brian Cummins acts for the largest core participant group in the Infected Blood Inquiry, a significant statutory inquiry into the infection of a haemophiliac and other patients with contaminated blood products. Also at the junior end, the 'excellent' Charles Woodhouse is 'just about the best barrister in the PI business' and 'at the top of his game'.

Personal injury - Leading Silks

Paul Rose QC - Old Square ChambersExceptionally strong in all areas - has a fine tactical awareness and is a warrior when necessary.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Collins QC - Old Square ChambersAlways calm in a storm, as well as being able to absorb huge amounts of data and speak to a variety of experts at their own level.
Ranked: Tier 3

Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Charles Woodhouse - Old Square ChambersHe is just about the best barrister. An extremely effective advocate who has the ability to hold the attention of the court. He is charming, eloquent and razor sharp. He is as good as any silk.
Ranked: Tier 1
Katherine Howells - Old Square ChambersHas a very sharp tactical mind and is able to anticipate where opponents may be looking to take their case.
Ranked: Tier 2
Christopher Walker - Old Square ChambersAlways takes a practical and pragmatic approach to cases allied with good judgement.
Ranked: Tier 3
David Rivers - Old Square ChambersTactically shrewd and not scared to run cases to trial.
Ranked: Tier 4
Brian Cummins - Old Square ChambersGood at seeing the big picture in cases and always shows empathy for claimants.
Ranked: Tier 5
Christopher Edwards - Old Square ChambersExcellent with clients, always well prepared, superbly knowledgeable and robust.
Ranked: Tier 5
Charlie Sparling - Old Square ChambersHas a fantastic manner with clients and a very balanced view of cases.
Ranked: Tier 5
Bella Webb - Old Square ChambersKnowledgeable, professional and courteous to clients.
Ranked: Tier 5

Professional disciplinary and regulatory law Tier 3

'A first choice set for tricky disciplinary cases with a range of counsel of varying call', Old Square Chambers is active in a number of cases, including defending doctors, and is adept at handling cases crossing over with employment law. In Dr. Jain v University Hospitals South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Mark Sutton QC appeared in the High Court addressing an issue of whether a trust is required to investigate behaviour leading to a fundamental breakdown in working relationships within a hospital department via its established conduct or capability procedures. Mary O’Rourke QC represents former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman, who is is accused by the GMC of having ordered banned steroids to be delivered to the Manchester Velodrome for their administration to elite cyclists; leading Nicola Newbegin, O'Rourke QC also represented the appellant in GMC v Sastry, a High Court case (with permission to appeal granted) concerning if an Indian doctor treating local patients there was subject to the GMC's aegis owing to his dual registration in the UK. Unled, Eleena Misra represented a medical professional in a case concerning if facts which led to a criminal trial being terminated as an abuse of process could be the basis of regulatory proceedings.

Leading Silks

Mary O’Rourke QC - Old Square ChambersOne of the giants in professional disciplinary law, particularly, but not exclusively, in relation to healthcare professionals.
Ranked: Tier 1
Mark Sutton QC - Old Square ChambersAn extremely impressive advocate with a calm and measured style. Brings his knowledge of employment law to bear on professional disciplinary matters.
Ranked: Tier 2
Ben Collins QC - Old Square ChambersHe is a truly excellent advocate, whether on the law in appellate cases or as a cross-examiner of lay and expert witnesses. He is one of those barristers whom I would want acting for me if I had a professional regulatory issue.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Betsan Criddle - Old Square ChambersBetsan has a dazzling intellect, coupled with a smooth, calm and persuasive delivery which bowls over opponents and impresses Tribunals. She has established herself as a leading senior junior and his hugely popular with solicitors and defence organisations.
Ranked: Tier 2
Eleena Misra - Old Square ChambersEleena is hardworking and eloquent who is a trusted pair of hands when on your side. She is extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and a delight to work with.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nadia Motraghi - Old Square ChambersVery experienced in representing healthcare professionals before their regulators.
Ranked: Tier 3
Nicola Newbegin - Old Square ChambersNicola is incredibly knowledgeable in this particular area of work. She is a very safe pair of hands and no issue is too large for her to deal with. Cases are a real team effort. Her knowledge knows no bounds and she is a perfect choice of counsel to help steer clients through tricky procedural issues.
Ranked: Tier 3
Giles Powell - Old Square ChambersGiles is able to translate complex areas into clear advice providing a very clear route map forward. Given the nature of the advice, a fast turnaround is often required and Giles ensures that he is responding quickly. The work often involves very sensitive issues which Giles is able to deal with whilst providing the clients with a clear view as to his advice.
Ranked: Tier 3

Clinical negligence Tier 4

At Old Square Chambers, the 'knowledge and experience of their barristers in clinical negligence is formidable', making this a 'very well-organised set with strength at all levels'. This set offers clients 'heavyweight silks, busy juniors and superlative clerks', and, alongside the long-standing claimant work undertaken by practitioners, 'defendant work has seen a surge'. Ben Collins QC successfully represented the claimant in Douse v Western Sussex NHS Trust, a £10m claim arising from delayed delivery by caesarean section. Collins QC is also acting for multiple claimants in Stewart and others v Secretary of State for Health, which deals with claims arising from the infected blood scandal, along with Victoria Webb.

Leading Silks

Ben Collins QC - Old Square ChambersA go-to silk. Comes across as very unflappable and instils confidence.
Ranked: Tier 3
Mary O'Rourke QC - Old Square ChambersShe is an incredibly clever tactician who impresses courts.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Victoria Webb - Old Square ChambersBrilliant attention to detail, extremely client-focussed, hard-working and very bright. Rapidly becoming a seriously desirable senior junior in this field.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charles Woodhouse - Old Square ChambersTenacious in arguments, empathic with the clients and principled with expert witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 3
Naomi Rees - Old Square ChambersA very skilled advocate with excellent forensic skills. Demonstrates excellent attention to detail in conference with experts on complex medical issues and when questioning witnesses upon complex medical and factual issues.
Ranked: Tier 4

Education

Leading Juniors

Laith Dilaimi - Old Square ChambersLaith is a fountain of knowledge on education law and in particular on matters related to discrimination in that sector. A great advocate and certainly a barrister you want for you, not against.
Ranked: Tier 5

Administrative and public law (including civil liberties and human rights)

Old Square ChambersNadia Motraghi is recommended for public law matters involving the medical sector, both advising and representing clients in judicial reviews. Clients praise her providing 'clear, practical, and thorough advice that showed attention to detail, and a practical and thorough knowledge of the relevant law. Her advice was helpful and we were grateful to her.'

Leading Juniors

Nadia Motraghi - Old Square ChambersA superb advocate who provides clear, practical, and thorough advice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Employment

At Old Square Chambers, Jack Mitchell acts for both employers and employees in high-stakes cases. For trade unions, he represented BALPA, defeating British Airways' attempt to obtain an injunction to halt a proposed pilots strike in July 2019. He also has whistleblowing expertise, and acted for the employer in the Supreme Court case Royal Mail v Jhuti, concerning if an employee who had made a protected disclosure could be dismissed by another decision-maker who had no knowledge of the disclosure.

Leading Juniors

Jack Mitchell - Old Square ChambersHe s very good at translating difficult legal issues into practical, easy to understand advice.
Ranked: Tier 1

Set overviews: England and Wales

Old Square Chambers is well-known for its employment practice, and also features expertise in personal injury and clinical negligence as well as spaces linked to the two such as professional regulation. The set, which has presences in these areas both in London and on the Western Circuit in Bristol, celebrate four Silk appointments: Ijeoma Omambala , Deshpal Panesar, Rebecca Tuck  and Katharine Newton. Tom Kirk joined from the now-defunct Ely Place Chambers and, as far as appointments are concerned, trade union law stalwart John Hendy QC was appointed as a Labour member of the House of Lords, Michael Ford QC is now a deputy High Court judge and Sarah Keogh now sits as a fee-paid employment judge.

Testimonials

Clerks:

Clerks are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Joe Kallas and William Meade go above and beyond to assist their clients and their Counsel. Very good knowledge of their barristers and clients and experienced at matching appropriate skills and expertise to particular cases / clients.

Clerks are first rate – knowledgeable, responsive and always happy to have a discussion to identify counsel that are suitable for a particular case. Paul Adams is my initial contact point and he invariably is able to point me in the direction of the right counsel.

Efficient and helpful. William Meade is calm, polite, prompt and someone you can rely on. As a whole, the clerks are professional and helpful. Graham Smith is particularly accommodating and always on the ball.

Graham is an outstanding clerk. Always helpful and engaged in the cases and working with diaries to get the right counsel representing clients.

I am often in contact with Olivia Moliterno who is always very quick to respond, friendly and efficient

Will Meade is an exceptional senior clerk: very personable, always keen to find out how he can improve the service provided by the set, and can be relied upon to sort out any problems or queries.

Paul Adams, senior team leader is excellent, and always proactive and helpful

I have found their clerks to always be very helpful and the training they put on is always very broad ranged in topics.

My main contact in the clerks’ room is Paul Adams, who is understated – cool, calm and collected and gets the job done.

The clerking team is led by William Meade, who is excellent, approachable and leads by example. Graham Smith, Jenny O’Grady, Joe Kallas and Olivia Moliterno form key points of contact for us in the team.

The clerks are always helpful and will go the extra mile to ensure that I am able to instruct the right barrister for my cases. I have a good relationship with Paul Adams and I know that he will always do everything that he can to assist me.

The clerks are extremely responsive, professional and focused on the needs of the client. Graham Smith, William Meade and Joe Kallas, in particular, are excellent.

The clerks are led by William Meade, who is brilliantly client-focused and tireless in his approach to client care. He knows the barristers in his set inside out and is able to make recommendations you can trust. He manages his team well and the clerks are all aimed at providing a high quality service and working in partnership with our team to deliver a joined up approach for our clients.

The clerks at Old Square Chambers are amongst the best I have ever worked with. They are accommodating in every way, friendly, efficient and always go the extra mile to be helpful. Will Meade and Olivia Moliterno are stand outs and deserve extra special praise.

The clerks have always been quick to respond and provide options for clients, even when working on tight budgets and short timescales.

The service is very good. Jenny O’Grady and Olivia Moliterno in particular are very helpful, friendly and efficient.

Top tier clerks – they are quick to respond, commercial, understand the law and offer a first class service.

Will Meade, Graham Williams, Jenny O’Grady and Olivia Moliterno are all absolutely first class. Attentive, quick to respond, flexible, commercial and really know our firm, our clients and our way of working. Great at building relationships and a fantastic set to work with.

Set:

A Chambers that deserves it place in the premier division. A fantastic chambers whose reputation continues to grow. Full of talent at all levels.

A fantastic set for personal injury cases – a good variety of counsel at varying degrees of seniority.

A fantastic set of Chambers. Good availability, a breadth of knowledge and really cutting edge and accessible training for solicitors of all levels.

A superb all round employment law specialist set who are our every day ‘go-to’. They have strength in depth in employment tribunal proceedings but perhaps lack experience in High Court civil employment matters such as injunctions.  They have great NHS experience between many of the members of chambers.

A top flight employment set with experts in every area in employment law from junior juniors to silks.

Excellent chambers with a impressive training programme and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Good group of barristers who are respected by peers. They know the regulatory environment very well. They also generally bring a deep knowledge of employment law to the table as well, which is very helpful in many cases.

High-quality barristers with extensive experience of employment law matters. Availability of counsel is generally very good, and their seminars are always relevant and user-friendly

I frequently work with barristers from Old Square Chambers and find them to be very knowledgeable and able to provide sage and pragmatic advice to my client base.

I have always had a very good experience with Old Square Chambers. Extremely helpful and accommodating and professional.

I have used Old Square Chambers for about 25 years for personal injury and aviation matters. They have great experience in the personal injury area.

I regularly instruct Old Square Chambers and would consider it to be my “go to” set. The knowledge and experience of their barristers in clinical negligence and Inquests is formidable and I have not been let down in any of the cases in which I have instructed barristers from Old Square. I have sometimes been unable to instruct the barrister I initially wanted; however, they have always offered alternative Counsel and I have always been impressed. I now have several barristers to choose from when I need assistance with a new case.

We’re also working with Mary O’Rourke who has a practice at Old Square and is one of the giants in professional disciplinary law (particularly, but not exclusively, healthcare). Old Square has some significant and experienced players for this practice area.

My firm uses this set for a lot of its clinical negligence work. It has a number of very accessible, pragmatic barristers at all levels. The Chambers has good IT and conference facilities and good accessibility.

My go to set for general employment issues including tribunal claims. They have a good breadth of experience enabling me to find counsel who is suitable for the case. Easy to access counsel – they seem to understand the service that they are providing and treat their relationship with me as one that they value.

Old Square are a strong personal injury set. They have in-depth expertise in the areas of industrial disease and complex personal injury. They are helpful in providing in-house training where required

Old Square are a strong set for employment and we almost exclusively their barristers on litigation matters. They will work hard to find an appropriate barrister for the relevant case.

Old Square are my preferred set of chambers and have been throughout my career. They will always try to accommodate needs and the set are very down to earth and approachable. We have developed very good working relationships with the team over the years.

Old Square Chambers are a very well run outfit. The barristers are all very competent and understand the needs of our trade union clients and their members. They are well supported by the clerks and the admin team. They are an excellent set.

Old Square Chambers has a number of really strong barristers. Although many tend to do more claimant work, they have a strong up and coming dynamic team including the very highly rated Charlie Woodhouse who are regularly instructed by defendants.

Old Square Chambers has long been known as a leading light in professional discipline and regulatory law, and their strength in depth when it comes to public law and employment law means that they are able to offer an impressive one-stop shop for their clients

Old Square Chambers is one of the top sets for employment with strength depth both in its juniors and silks. They act for a wide range of clients, both on the Claimant and Respondent, side which means their barristers are able to effectively test the strengths and weaknesses of cases, having had experience of such cases from the other side.

Their barristers are also unstuffy and approachable which means they are able to engage with clients.

They have an excellent training programme, both in chambers and in-house at firms. They are a pleasure to work with.

Old Square has had another spectacular year, with four new silks and a host of high-profile appellate cases, including some landmark decisions in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Definitely on a roll in recent years.

Old Square is a good set with a traditional reputation in employment and claimant personal injury work. They have been developing their work in professional discipline and clinical negligence in recent years.

Old Square is a leading employment chambers in the arena of statutory employment law and medical-related employment law. They have a strong roster of barristers at every level who are almost universally very good on the law, articulate advocates and charming opponents to deal with.

Old Square is our chambers of choice for all employment matters. They have a first rate selection of barristers at every level and superb clerking. We use members of chambers from the most junior to QCs for support across hundreds of Tribunal claims every year. The quality of their employment law counsel is second to none.

Our go to set for claimant and trade union work. A good selection of leaders and juniors in this area.

The profile of clinical negligence at Old Square has dramatically increased over the last five years or so, with heavyweight silks, busy juniors and superlative clerking transforming the set’s profile in this field. Having been appointed to a number of panels for Medical Defence Organisations, defendant work has seen a surge of new work, and claimant instructions remain strong. A really significant transformation – it is noticeable that work is coming which was previously going to more established clin neg sets.

They are our first choice chambers for employment tribunal litigation work and I have worked with them for nearly 24 years. We have undertaken dozens of Employment Tribunal hearings with them, as one of the top ten users of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, we regularly do appeal work with them.

Set overviews: England and Wales

Old Square Chambers is well-known for its employment practice, and also features expertise in personal injury and clinical negligence as well as spaces linked to the two such as professional regulation. The set, which has presences in these areas both in London and on the Western Circuit in Bristol, celebrate four Silk appointments: Ijeoma Omambala , Deshpal Panesar, Rebecca Tuck  and Katharine Newton. Tom Kirk joined from the now-defunct Ely Place Chambers and, as far as appointments are concerned, trade union law stalwart John Hendy QC was appointed as a Labour member of the House of Lords, Michael Ford QC is now a deputy High Court judge and Sarah Keogh now sits as a fee-paid employment judge.

Testimonials

Clerks:

Clerks are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Joe Kallas and William Meade go above and beyond to assist their clients and their Counsel. Very good knowledge of their barristers and clients and experienced at matching appropriate skills and expertise to particular cases / clients.

Clerks are first rate – knowledgeable, responsive and always happy to have a discussion to identify counsel that are suitable for a particular case. Paul Adams is my initial contact point and he invariably is able to point me in the direction of the right counsel.

Efficient and helpful. William Meade is calm, polite, prompt and someone you can rely on. As a whole, the clerks are professional and helpful. Graham Smith is particularly accommodating and always on the ball.

Graham is an outstanding clerk. Always helpful and engaged in the cases and working with diaries to get the right counsel representing clients.

I am often in contact with Olivia Moliterno who is always very quick to respond, friendly and efficient

Will Meade is an exceptional senior clerk: very personable, always keen to find out how he can improve the service provided by the set, and can be relied upon to sort out any problems or queries.

Paul Adams, senior team leader is excellent, and always proactive and helpful

I have found their clerks to always be very helpful and the training they put on is always very broad ranged in topics.

My main contact in the clerks’ room is Paul Adams, who is understated – cool, calm and collected and gets the job done.

The clerking team is led by William Meade, who is excellent, approachable and leads by example. Graham Smith, Jenny O’Grady, Joe Kallas and Olivia Moliterno form key points of contact for us in the team.

The clerks are always helpful and will go the extra mile to ensure that I am able to instruct the right barrister for my cases. I have a good relationship with Paul Adams and I know that he will always do everything that he can to assist me.

The clerks are extremely responsive, professional and focused on the needs of the client. Graham Smith, William Meade and Joe Kallas, in particular, are excellent.

The clerks are led by William Meade, who is brilliantly client-focused and tireless in his approach to client care. He knows the barristers in his set inside out and is able to make recommendations you can trust. He manages his team well and the clerks are all aimed at providing a high quality service and working in partnership with our team to deliver a joined up approach for our clients.

The clerks at Old Square Chambers are amongst the best I have ever worked with. They are accommodating in every way, friendly, efficient and always go the extra mile to be helpful. Will Meade and Olivia Moliterno are stand outs and deserve extra special praise.

The clerks have always been quick to respond and provide options for clients, even when working on tight budgets and short timescales.

The service is very good. Jenny O’Grady and Olivia Moliterno in particular are very helpful, friendly and efficient.

Top tier clerks – they are quick to respond, commercial, understand the law and offer a first class service.

Will Meade, Graham Williams, Jenny O’Grady and Olivia Moliterno are all absolutely first class. Attentive, quick to respond, flexible, commercial and really know our firm, our clients and our way of working. Great at building relationships and a fantastic set to work with.

Set:

A Chambers that deserves it place in the premier division. A fantastic chambers whose reputation continues to grow. Full of talent at all levels.

A fantastic set for personal injury cases – a good variety of counsel at varying degrees of seniority.

A fantastic set of Chambers. Good availability, a breadth of knowledge and really cutting edge and accessible training for solicitors of all levels.

A superb all round employment law specialist set who are our every day ‘go-to’. They have strength in depth in employment tribunal proceedings but perhaps lack experience in High Court civil employment matters such as injunctions.  They have great NHS experience between many of the members of chambers.

A top flight employment set with experts in every area in employment law from junior juniors to silks.

Excellent chambers with a impressive training programme and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Good group of barristers who are respected by peers. They know the regulatory environment very well. They also generally bring a deep knowledge of employment law to the table as well, which is very helpful in many cases.

High-quality barristers with extensive experience of employment law matters. Availability of counsel is generally very good, and their seminars are always relevant and user-friendly

I frequently work with barristers from Old Square Chambers and find them to be very knowledgeable and able to provide sage and pragmatic advice to my client base.

I have always had a very good experience with Old Square Chambers. Extremely helpful and accommodating and professional.

I have used Old Square Chambers for about 25 years for personal injury and aviation matters. They have great experience in the personal injury area.

I regularly instruct Old Square Chambers and would consider it to be my “go to” set. The knowledge and experience of their barristers in clinical negligence and Inquests is formidable and I have not been let down in any of the cases in which I have instructed barristers from Old Square. I have sometimes been unable to instruct the barrister I initially wanted; however, they have always offered alternative Counsel and I have always been impressed. I now have several barristers to choose from when I need assistance with a new case.

We’re also working with Mary O’Rourke who has a practice at Old Square and is one of the giants in professional disciplinary law (particularly, but not exclusively, healthcare). Old Square has some significant and experienced players for this practice area.

My firm uses this set for a lot of its clinical negligence work. It has a number of very accessible, pragmatic barristers at all levels. The Chambers has good IT and conference facilities and good accessibility.

My go to set for general employment issues including tribunal claims. They have a good breadth of experience enabling me to find counsel who is suitable for the case. Easy to access counsel – they seem to understand the service that they are providing and treat their relationship with me as one that they value.

Old Square are a strong personal injury set. They have in-depth expertise in the areas of industrial disease and complex personal injury. They are helpful in providing in-house training where required

Old Square are a strong set for employment and we almost exclusively their barristers on litigation matters. They will work hard to find an appropriate barrister for the relevant case.

Old Square are my preferred set of chambers and have been throughout my career. They will always try to accommodate needs and the set are very down to earth and approachable. We have developed very good working relationships with the team over the years.

Old Square Chambers are a very well run outfit. The barristers are all very competent and understand the needs of our trade union clients and their members. They are well supported by the clerks and the admin team. They are an excellent set.

Old Square Chambers has a number of really strong barristers. Although many tend to do more claimant work, they have a strong up and coming dynamic team including the very highly rated Charlie Woodhouse who are regularly instructed by defendants.

Old Square Chambers has long been known as a leading light in professional discipline and regulatory law, and their strength in depth when it comes to public law and employment law means that they are able to offer an impressive one-stop shop for their clients

Old Square Chambers is one of the top sets for employment with strength depth both in its juniors and silks. They act for a wide range of clients, both on the Claimant and Respondent, side which means their barristers are able to effectively test the strengths and weaknesses of cases, having had experience of such cases from the other side.

Their barristers are also unstuffy and approachable which means they are able to engage with clients.

They have an excellent training programme, both in chambers and in-house at firms. They are a pleasure to work with.

Old Square has had another spectacular year, with four new silks and a host of high-profile appellate cases, including some landmark decisions in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Definitely on a roll in recent years.

Old Square is a good set with a traditional reputation in employment and claimant personal injury work. They have been developing their work in professional discipline and clinical negligence in recent years.

Old Square is a leading employment chambers in the arena of statutory employment law and medical-related employment law. They have a strong roster of barristers at every level who are almost universally very good on the law, articulate advocates and charming opponents to deal with.

Old Square is our chambers of choice for all employment matters. They have a first rate selection of barristers at every level and superb clerking. We use members of chambers from the most junior to QCs for support across hundreds of Tribunal claims every year. The quality of their employment law counsel is second to none.

Our go to set for claimant and trade union work. A good selection of leaders and juniors in this area.

The profile of clinical negligence at Old Square has dramatically increased over the last five years or so, with heavyweight silks, busy juniors and superlative clerking transforming the set’s profile in this field. Having been appointed to a number of panels for Medical Defence Organisations, defendant work has seen a surge of new work, and claimant instructions remain strong. A really significant transformation – it is noticeable that work is coming which was previously going to more established clin neg sets.

They are our first choice chambers for employment tribunal litigation work and I have worked with them for nearly 24 years. We have undertaken dozens of Employment Tribunal hearings with them, as one of the top ten users of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, we regularly do appeal work with them.

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Employment

At Old Square Chambers, Jack Mitchell acts for both employers and employees in high-stakes cases. For trade unions, he represented BALPA, defeating British Airways' attempt to obtain an injunction to halt a proposed pilots strike in July 2019. He also has whistleblowing expertise, and acted for the employer in the Supreme Court case Royal Mail v Jhuti, concerning if an employee who had made a protected disclosure could be dismissed by another decision-maker who had no knowledge of the disclosure.

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Jack Mitchell - Old Square ChambersHe s very good at translating difficult legal issues into practical, easy to understand advice.
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Regional Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

Old Square Chambers is well-known for its employment practice, and also features expertise in personal injury and clinical negligence as well as spaces linked to the two such as professional regulation. The set, which has presences in these areas both in London and on the Western Circuit in Bristol, celebrate four Silk appointments: Ijeoma Omambala , Deshpal Panesar, Rebecca Tuck  and Katharine Newton. Tom Kirk joined from the now-defunct Ely Place Chambers and, as far as appointments are concerned, trade union law stalwart John Hendy QC was appointed as a Labour member of the House of Lords, Michael Ford QC is now a deputy High Court judge and Sarah Keogh now sits as a fee-paid employment judge.

Testimonials

Clerks:

Clerks are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Joe Kallas and William Meade go above and beyond to assist their clients and their Counsel. Very good knowledge of their barristers and clients and experienced at matching appropriate skills and expertise to particular cases / clients.

Clerks are first rate – knowledgeable, responsive and always happy to have a discussion to identify counsel that are suitable for a particular case. Paul Adams is my initial contact point and he invariably is able to point me in the direction of the right counsel.

Efficient and helpful. William Meade is calm, polite, prompt and someone you can rely on. As a whole, the clerks are professional and helpful. Graham Smith is particularly accommodating and always on the ball.

Graham is an outstanding clerk. Always helpful and engaged in the cases and working with diaries to get the right counsel representing clients.

I am often in contact with Olivia Moliterno who is always very quick to respond, friendly and efficient

Will Meade is an exceptional senior clerk: very personable, always keen to find out how he can improve the service provided by the set, and can be relied upon to sort out any problems or queries.

Paul Adams, senior team leader is excellent, and always proactive and helpful

I have found their clerks to always be very helpful and the training they put on is always very broad ranged in topics.

My main contact in the clerks’ room is Paul Adams, who is understated – cool, calm and collected and gets the job done.

The clerking team is led by William Meade, who is excellent, approachable and leads by example. Graham Smith, Jenny O’Grady, Joe Kallas and Olivia Moliterno form key points of contact for us in the team.

The clerks are always helpful and will go the extra mile to ensure that I am able to instruct the right barrister for my cases. I have a good relationship with Paul Adams and I know that he will always do everything that he can to assist me.

The clerks are extremely responsive, professional and focused on the needs of the client. Graham Smith, William Meade and Joe Kallas, in particular, are excellent.

The clerks are led by William Meade, who is brilliantly client-focused and tireless in his approach to client care. He knows the barristers in his set inside out and is able to make recommendations you can trust. He manages his team well and the clerks are all aimed at providing a high quality service and working in partnership with our team to deliver a joined up approach for our clients.

The clerks at Old Square Chambers are amongst the best I have ever worked with. They are accommodating in every way, friendly, efficient and always go the extra mile to be helpful. Will Meade and Olivia Moliterno are stand outs and deserve extra special praise.

The clerks have always been quick to respond and provide options for clients, even when working on tight budgets and short timescales.

The service is very good. Jenny O’Grady and Olivia Moliterno in particular are very helpful, friendly and efficient.

Top tier clerks – they are quick to respond, commercial, understand the law and offer a first class service.

Will Meade, Graham Williams, Jenny O’Grady and Olivia Moliterno are all absolutely first class. Attentive, quick to respond, flexible, commercial and really know our firm, our clients and our way of working. Great at building relationships and a fantastic set to work with.

Set:

A Chambers that deserves it place in the premier division. A fantastic chambers whose reputation continues to grow. Full of talent at all levels.

A fantastic set for personal injury cases – a good variety of counsel at varying degrees of seniority.

A fantastic set of Chambers. Good availability, a breadth of knowledge and really cutting edge and accessible training for solicitors of all levels.

A superb all round employment law specialist set who are our every day ‘go-to’. They have strength in depth in employment tribunal proceedings but perhaps lack experience in High Court civil employment matters such as injunctions.  They have great NHS experience between many of the members of chambers.

A top flight employment set with experts in every area in employment law from junior juniors to silks.

Excellent chambers with a impressive training programme and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Good group of barristers who are respected by peers. They know the regulatory environment very well. They also generally bring a deep knowledge of employment law to the table as well, which is very helpful in many cases.

High-quality barristers with extensive experience of employment law matters. Availability of counsel is generally very good, and their seminars are always relevant and user-friendly

I frequently work with barristers from Old Square Chambers and find them to be very knowledgeable and able to provide sage and pragmatic advice to my client base.

I have always had a very good experience with Old Square Chambers. Extremely helpful and accommodating and professional.

I have used Old Square Chambers for about 25 years for personal injury and aviation matters. They have great experience in the personal injury area.

I regularly instruct Old Square Chambers and would consider it to be my “go to” set. The knowledge and experience of their barristers in clinical negligence and Inquests is formidable and I have not been let down in any of the cases in which I have instructed barristers from Old Square. I have sometimes been unable to instruct the barrister I initially wanted; however, they have always offered alternative Counsel and I have always been impressed. I now have several barristers to choose from when I need assistance with a new case.

We’re also working with Mary O’Rourke who has a practice at Old Square and is one of the giants in professional disciplinary law (particularly, but not exclusively, healthcare). Old Square has some significant and experienced players for this practice area.

My firm uses this set for a lot of its clinical negligence work. It has a number of very accessible, pragmatic barristers at all levels. The Chambers has good IT and conference facilities and good accessibility.

My go to set for general employment issues including tribunal claims. They have a good breadth of experience enabling me to find counsel who is suitable for the case. Easy to access counsel – they seem to understand the service that they are providing and treat their relationship with me as one that they value.

Old Square are a strong personal injury set. They have in-depth expertise in the areas of industrial disease and complex personal injury. They are helpful in providing in-house training where required

Old Square are a strong set for employment and we almost exclusively their barristers on litigation matters. They will work hard to find an appropriate barrister for the relevant case.

Old Square are my preferred set of chambers and have been throughout my career. They will always try to accommodate needs and the set are very down to earth and approachable. We have developed very good working relationships with the team over the years.

Old Square Chambers are a very well run outfit. The barristers are all very competent and understand the needs of our trade union clients and their members. They are well supported by the clerks and the admin team. They are an excellent set.

Old Square Chambers has a number of really strong barristers. Although many tend to do more claimant work, they have a strong up and coming dynamic team including the very highly rated Charlie Woodhouse who are regularly instructed by defendants.

Old Square Chambers has long been known as a leading light in professional discipline and regulatory law, and their strength in depth when it comes to public law and employment law means that they are able to offer an impressive one-stop shop for their clients

Old Square Chambers is one of the top sets for employment with strength depth both in its juniors and silks. They act for a wide range of clients, both on the Claimant and Respondent, side which means their barristers are able to effectively test the strengths and weaknesses of cases, having had experience of such cases from the other side.

Their barristers are also unstuffy and approachable which means they are able to engage with clients.

They have an excellent training programme, both in chambers and in-house at firms. They are a pleasure to work with.

Old Square has had another spectacular year, with four new silks and a host of high-profile appellate cases, including some landmark decisions in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Definitely on a roll in recent years.

Old Square is a good set with a traditional reputation in employment and claimant personal injury work. They have been developing their work in professional discipline and clinical negligence in recent years.

Old Square is a leading employment chambers in the arena of statutory employment law and medical-related employment law. They have a strong roster of barristers at every level who are almost universally very good on the law, articulate advocates and charming opponents to deal with.

Old Square is our chambers of choice for all employment matters. They have a first rate selection of barristers at every level and superb clerking. We use members of chambers from the most junior to QCs for support across hundreds of Tribunal claims every year. The quality of their employment law counsel is second to none.

Our go to set for claimant and trade union work. A good selection of leaders and juniors in this area.

The profile of clinical negligence at Old Square has dramatically increased over the last five years or so, with heavyweight silks, busy juniors and superlative clerking transforming the set’s profile in this field. Having been appointed to a number of panels for Medical Defence Organisations, defendant work has seen a surge of new work, and claimant instructions remain strong. A really significant transformation – it is noticeable that work is coming which was previously going to more established clin neg sets.

They are our first choice chambers for employment tribunal litigation work and I have worked with them for nearly 24 years. We have undertaken dozens of Employment Tribunal hearings with them, as one of the top ten users of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, we regularly do appeal work with them.

 

Old Square Chambers (www.oldsquare.co.uk) is widely respected as one of the leading sets for employment and personal injury law, both in London and Bristol. Further specialisms include professional discipline, clinical negligence, environment, health and safety, product liability, motor defence, public inquiries, and mediation/ADR.

The set: Old Square Chambers has over 79 members including 14 silks. It is known for being unstuffy, responsive in understanding client needs and pro-active in meeting them. It adopts the highest standards of advocacy, drafting, advice and client service and is well known for having an excellent clerking team.

Types of work undertaken:

Employment: Old Square is a leading set in employment law with a strong respondent/defendant practice as well as maintaining its longstanding claimant/union practice. It is instructed increasingly in High Court matters and injunctions while developing its well established reputation for expertise in discrimination, equal pay and industrial relations. It has been instrumental in establishing recent legal precedents on fees, holiday pay and discrimination.

Personal injury: Old Square members are regularly instructed in cases concerning high-value head, brain and spinal injury. It has particular expertise in disaster litigation, industrial disease, complex multi-party actions and injuries suffered abroad (including those involving package holiday regulations and the Ministry of Defence).

Clinical negligence: Old Square members have extensive experience in claims relating to cerebral palsy, brain damage and catastrophic injuries. These regularly involve high-value awards of several million pounds. Members have acknowledged expertise in periodic payments and indexation.

Professional discipline: Old Square is at the forefront within a variety of sectors, including healthcare, legal services, education, financial services, police and sport. Members frequently appear before, chair and sit as legal assessors on disciplinary tribunals at all stages of the process, including safeguarding rights by recourse to the High Court and the Privy Council. Several of our silks and juniors regularly appear in cases in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court.

Environment: Old Square’€™s expertise includes prosecution and defence in the criminal courts, statutory appeals, scientifically complex nuisance and personal injury claims, major group litigation and judicial review. Areas of particular specialism include water law, contaminated land, statutory nuisance, waste management and the application of European law.

Health and safety: Old Square members are frequently involved in health and safety litigation. This can range from client defence in regulatory prosecutions to representing injured, bereaved and dependent clients in public inquiries. Cases are often high-profile, involving serious injury, fatality, and corporate manslaughter. Operating throughout the UK, Old Square has extensive experience in diverse sectors including construction, transport, farming, quarrying, leisure and healthcare.

Product liability: Old Square members are highly experienced in multi-claimant litigation and in individual cases relating to medical appliances, motor vehicles, cosmetics, toys and other consumer goods. Members also undertake Consumer Protection Act and related prosecutions and product recall.

Public inquiries: Old Square members have been instructed in most of the significant inquires of recent years, drawing on their expertise in health and safety and industrial relations law in public inquires concerned with major accidents or disasters. These include: Leveson, Potters Bar, Ufton Nevert Train Crash, Mubarek, Shipman, Climbie, Ladbroke Grove, Marchioness, Southall Train Crash, North Wales Child Abuse and Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Mediation: as accredited CEDR mediators, Old Square members regularly act as neutral evaluators in a wide range of disputes, particularly employment law, discrimination, personal injury and clinical negligence.

Pupillage: Old Square offers outstanding training to outstanding candidates in both London and Bristol. Reflecting their interests and supportive in approach, this training carries an excellent chance of tenancy and we have an outstanding retention record of keeping pupils.

 

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Mr John Bates  photo Mr John Bates Practice Areas: Over the last 20 years John has acquired considerable experience…
 Sophie Beesley  photo Sophie Beesley Sophie practises exclusively in clinical negligence, personal injury and coronial law. Her…
Ms Claire Bowsher-Murray  photo Ms Claire Bowsher-Murray Claire acts for both claimants and respondents in the Employment Tribunals, covering…
 Stuart Brittenden  photo Stuart Brittenden Stuart is an employment law specialist with experience in the full spectrum…
 Simon Cheetham QC photo Simon Cheetham QC Simon is an employment and discrimination law specialist, with a wide-ranging practice…
 James Chegwidden  photo James Chegwidden James’s practice encompasses civil and commercial work, employment law, and regulatory and…
 Louise Chudleigh  photo Louise Chudleigh Louise is an experienced senior junior whose practice encompasses all aspects of…
Mr Ben Collins QC photo Mr Ben Collins QC High-profile practice in an unusually wide range of fields: major cases in…
Mr Ben Cooper QC photo Mr Ben Cooper QC Employment and discrimination, labour law and professional discipline, in particular disciplinary and…
 Betsan Criddle  photo Betsan Criddle All areas of employment and discrimination law and professional discipline, including High…
 Brian Cummins  photo Brian Cummins Brian is a Personal Injury barrister, who also specialises in inquest work.…
 David Cunnington  photo David Cunnington David has a wide experience in employment disputes, personal injury claims; environmental…
 Christopher Edwards  photo Christopher Edwards Christopher’s main areas of practice are employment, personal injury (including travel law…
 Corinna Ferguson  photo Corinna Ferguson Barrister specialising in employment, discrimination, human rights and public law. Regularly appears…
Professor Sandra Fredman  photo Professor Sandra Fredman
 Hannah Freeman  photo Hannah Freeman Hannah specialises in employment and discrimination law and in professional discipline. She…
 Katherine Fudakowski  photo Katherine Fudakowski Katherine specialises in the areas of employment and discrimination, personal and criminal…
 Stephen Garner  photo Stephen Garner Barrister
Mr Tom Gent  photo Mr Tom Gent Tom is a leading junior in regulatory and motor defence law. He…
 Simon Gorton QC photo Simon Gorton QC Simon Gorton QC is a barrister specialising in all aspects of employment…
 Stephen Grime QC photo Stephen Grime QC Stephen Grime has vast experience of complex litigation particularly in personal injury…
 Lance Harris  photo Lance Harris Lance practices across the full range of Chambers’ work including employment, discrimination…
Lord John Hendy QC photo Lord John Hendy QC Predominantly in the field of industrial relations and trade union law in…
Ms Katherine Howells  photo Ms Katherine Howells Katherine Howells specialises in personal injury, clinical negligence, travel, aviation and associated…
 Spencer Keen  photo Spencer Keen Spencer specialises in employment, human rights, EU and commercial law.  He has…
 Fran McDonald  photo Fran McDonald Fran is a specialist barrister acting in the field of personal Injury who…
 Jane McNeill QC photo Jane McNeill QC Employment, discrimination under domestic and European law, all areas of common law…
 Elizabeth Melville  photo Elizabeth Melville All areas of employment law, predominantly within the healthcare, education (particularly universities)…
Ms Eleena Misra  photo Ms Eleena Misra While equally experienced adept in all areas of Employment and Equalities law,…
Mr Jack Mitchell  photo Mr Jack Mitchell Jack undertakes all employment/discrimination cases including injunctive relief, sport including internal investigations.…
 Robert Moretto  photo Robert Moretto Robert has a thriving employment, public law and human rights appellate practice,…
Ms Nadia Motraghi  photo Ms Nadia Motraghi Nadia specialises in employment law, professional regulation and public law including public…
Ms Nicola Newbegin  photo Ms Nicola Newbegin Nicola specialises in employment, discrimination, industrial relations and professional discipline, as well…
Ms Katharine Newton  photo Ms Katharine Newton Katharine practices almost exclusively in the field of employment law, and appears…
 Michael Nicholson  photo Michael Nicholson Michael specialises in personal injury cases, acts for both claimants and defendants,…
Ms Ijeoma Omambala  photo Ms Ijeoma Omambala Ijeoma provides strategic advice in connection with all aspects of the management,…
 Anya Palmer  photo Anya Palmer Anya acts for both claimants and respondents, but recently she has developed…
 Deshpal Panesar  photo Deshpal Panesar Deshpal is a specialist in Employment law.. Described as “the barrister of…
 Giles Powell  photo Giles Powell Giles practices in Administrative and Public Law, Employment, Partnership, Professional Discipline and…
 Frederic Reynold QC photo Frederic Reynold QC Barrister specialising in employment, trade union law, public law and commercial litigation.…
 David Rivers  photo David Rivers Specialises in high value liability and quantum claims with recent trial successes…
Mr Paul Rose QC photo Mr Paul Rose QC Personal injury and employment law. In employment law has acted in leading…
 Adam Samuel  photo Adam Samuel Adam has a common law and civil practice, with a particular emphasis…
 Ian Scott  photo Ian Scott Specialist in complex high value discrimination claims involving multiple causes of action…
 Oliver Segal QC photo Oliver Segal QC Oliver is regarded as a leading Silk in employment law and acts…
Ms Rosalie Snocken  photo Ms Rosalie Snocken Roz’s practice is comprised of all of Old Square Chambers’ core areas,…
 Charlie Sparling  photo Charlie Sparling Charlie has practised at Old Square since 2006, focusing on personal injury,…
Mr Mark Sutton QC photo Mr Mark Sutton QC Mark Sutton QC’s practice spans employment disputes, professional regulatory cases and hearings…
Mrs Melanie Tether  photo Mrs Melanie Tether All aspects of employment law, both individual and collective. Melanie is a…
 Ian Truscott QC photo Ian Truscott QC Barrister specialising in employment law; has appeared in the European Court of…
 Rebecca Tuck  photo Rebecca Tuck Rebecca practices all areas of employment law, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, equal…
Prof Robert Upex  photo Prof Robert Upex Neil Upton is co-head of energy and infrastructure and project finance. He…
 Bella Webb  photo Bella Webb Bella specialises in all aspects of clinical negligence and personal injury law. She…
 Victoria Webb  photo Victoria Webb Victoria specialises in employment, discrimination and personal injury, with an additional interest…
 Robin White  photo Robin White Barrister specialising in employment and discrimination law (all aspects). Acts for employers…
 David Wilby QC photo David Wilby QC David WilbyQC has been recognised as a leading silk in Clinical Negligence…
Mr Charles Woodhouse  photo Mr Charles Woodhouse Charlie specialises in Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Inquests. He has enormous…