Oliver Segal QC

Year of call 1992 Silk 2011

CClerk

William Meade
020 7269 0360 Email William

Oliver specialises in all fields of employment and discrimination law and in commercial agency law.

Oliver is “exceptionally knowledgeable in his field, very client-focused, … very bright, and a great advocate.” - Chambers & Partners 2019.

Within employment law he has particular specialist experience in: collective disputes (including industrial action, union recognition, TUPE and collective agreement cases); breach of contract claims (including restrictive covenants, PHI and negligent reference cases); and equal pay claims.

Oliver is the leading barrister within the field of commercial agency law; he acts for both agents and principals and has appeared in several of the most important cases, including the House of Lords case of Lonsdale v. Howard & Hallam.

Oliver is very experienced at representing parties at mediations and arbitrations.
 

Appointments

● 2013: Appointed a Fee Paid Employment Judge (sitting at London Central);

● 2013: Qualified mediator; on CEDR Panel.

  • Uber v Aslam & ors (Sup Ct hearing July 2020)
  • Dunkley & ors v Kostal UK Ltd (Sup Ct hearing 2020)
  • Unite v McFadden (CA hearing 2020)
  • Kelly v Musicians’ Union (CA hearing 2020)
  • Software Incubator Ltd v Computer Associates Ltd (reference from Sup Ct to CJEU; CJEU hearing 2020)

Oliver has been involved in several significant cases within employment law, including over recent years:

  • Unite the Union v Nailard [2019] ICR 28, CA
  • R (FBU) v South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority [2018] CMLR 27; [2018] IRLR 717 (Admin Court)
  • Abrahall & Ors v Nottingham City Council & Anor [2018] IRLR 628, CA
  • Govia GTR Railway v ASLEF [2017] ICR 497, CA
  • Hartley & ors v King Edward VI College [2015] ICR 1143, Sup Ct
  • Abercrombie & ors [2013] IRLR 953, CA
  • Anderson & ors v. London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority [2013] IRLR 459, CA
  • RMT v. Serco Ltd [2011] ICR 848, CA
  • Malone & ors v. British Airways plc [2011] ICR 125, CA
  • Gibb v. Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust [2010] IRLR 786, CA

Oliver has been involved in most of the leading cases including:

  • W Nagel (a firm) v Pluczenik Diamond Company [2019] 1 Lloyd's Rep 36, CA
  • Software Incubator Ltd v Computer Associates Ltd [2018] 1 Lloyd's Rep 613, CA
  • Crocs Europe BV v. Anderson & anor ([2012] EWCA Civ 1400;
  • Lonsdale (t/a Lonsdale Agencies) v. Howard & Hallam Ltd [2007] UKHL 32, [2007] ICR 1338;
  • Light & Ors v Ty Europe Ltd [2004] Lloyds LR Vol 1 693, CA
     

pAwards

2019 C&P individual 2019 Legal 500 individual C&P 2018 Leading Barrister Legal 500 2017 Leading Individual 2017 C&P Leading individual 2016 L500 Leading Individual C&P 2016 Ranked Barrister L500 2015 leading individual

Oliver specialises in all fields of employment and discrimination law and in commercial agency law.

Oliver is “exceptionally knowledgeable in his field, very client-focused, … very bright, and a great advocate.” - Chambers & Partners 2019.

Within employment law he has particular specialist experience in: collective disputes (including industrial action, union recognition, TUPE and collective agreement cases); breach of contract claims (including restrictive covenants, PHI and negligent reference cases); and equal pay claims.

Oliver is the leading barrister within the field of commercial agency law; he acts for both agents and principals and has appeared in several of the most important cases, including the House of Lords case of Lonsdale v. Howard & Hallam.

Oliver is very experienced at representing parties at mediations and arbitrations.
 

Appointments

● 2013: Appointed a Fee Paid Employment Judge (sitting at London Central);

● 2013: Qualified mediator; on CEDR Panel.

  • Uber v Aslam & ors (Sup Ct hearing July 2020)
  • Dunkley & ors v Kostal UK Ltd (Sup Ct hearing 2020)
  • Unite v McFadden (CA hearing 2020)
  • Kelly v Musicians’ Union (CA hearing 2020)
  • Software Incubator Ltd v Computer Associates Ltd (reference from Sup Ct to CJEU; CJEU hearing 2020)

Oliver has been involved in several significant cases within employment law, including over recent years:

  • Unite the Union v Nailard [2019] ICR 28, CA
  • R (FBU) v South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority [2018] CMLR 27; [2018] IRLR 717 (Admin Court)
  • Abrahall & Ors v Nottingham City Council & Anor [2018] IRLR 628, CA
  • Govia GTR Railway v ASLEF [2017] ICR 497, CA
  • Hartley & ors v King Edward VI College [2015] ICR 1143, Sup Ct
  • Abercrombie & ors [2013] IRLR 953, CA
  • Anderson & ors v. London Fire & Emergency Planning Authority [2013] IRLR 459, CA
  • RMT v. Serco Ltd [2011] ICR 848, CA
  • Malone & ors v. British Airways plc [2011] ICR 125, CA
  • Gibb v. Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust [2010] IRLR 786, CA

Oliver has been involved in most of the leading cases including:

  • W Nagel (a firm) v Pluczenik Diamond Company [2019] 1 Lloyd's Rep 36, CA
  • Software Incubator Ltd v Computer Associates Ltd [2018] 1 Lloyd's Rep 613, CA
  • Crocs Europe BV v. Anderson & anor ([2012] EWCA Civ 1400;
  • Lonsdale (t/a Lonsdale Agencies) v. Howard & Hallam Ltd [2007] UKHL 32, [2007] ICR 1338;
  • Light & Ors v Ty Europe Ltd [2004] Lloyds LR Vol 1 693, CA
     

pAwards

2019 C&P individual 2019 Legal 500 individual C&P 2018 Leading Barrister Legal 500 2017 Leading Individual 2017 C&P Leading individual 2016 L500 Leading Individual C&P 2016 Ranked Barrister L500 2015 leading individual
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