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Toby Kempster

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"Very thorough, very helpful and very approachable, whether for an urgent query or something out of hours."

Chambers & Partners 2020

"Brings a highly strategic and pragmatic approach to cases." "Excellent client care skills, ability to focus on key issues, demonstrates a highly strategic and pragmatic approach to cases."

The Legal 500 2021

Overview

Toby specialises in employment and personal injury law and the associated areas around these specialisms [for example professional negligence claims]. He is recommended as a leading lawyer in these fields in both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories.

Toby’s personal injury practice is principally claimant based involving employer’s liability both in respect of work-related accidents and disease claims (arising from asbestos exposure). Toby’s experience in employment law enables him to advise on alternative remedies potentially open to a claimant where discrimination or bullying and harassment is involved resulting in a stress related injury.

In addition to acting for claimants against their employers, Toby also has considerable experience in dealing with Fatal Accident Act claims and other serious injuries including both brain and spinal cord damage.  In the last year he has been involved in successful claims where damages totalling approximately £15m have been recovered.

Toby’s employment practice comprises the full range of employment law, which is complemented by his experience in dealing with quantum issues in high value personal injury claims and stress claims. He appears regularly in multi day ET claims and EAT appeals and has developed a niche practice in disability discrimination cases due to his crossover experience.

In addition to these statutory claims, Toby also deals with PHI claims and contractual issues in both the County Court and the High Court and has been involved in a number of claims (including injunctive relief), arising from the enforceability of restrictive covenants.

Professional Recommendations

“Brings a highly strategic and pragmatic approach to cases.” “Excellent client care skills, ability to focus on key issues, demonstrates a highly strategic and pragmatic approach to cases.”

The Legal 500 2021

“Very thorough, very helpful and very approachable, whether for an urgent query or something out of hours.” “He’s easy to work with and very good with clients. His advice is realistic and he’s always straightforward in his dealings.”

Chambers & Partners 2020

“Brings a highly strategic and pragmatic approach to cases. ” “His experience and knowledge help him to provide a great service.”

The Legal 500 2020

“He’s very thorough, gets right to the heart of the issues and has a great rapport with clients.”

Chambers & Partners 2018

“Very experienced in occupational disease claims.”

The Legal 500 2018

“A brilliant barrister, who is calm and brilliant with clients.”

The Legal 500 2017

Expertise

Employment & Discrimination

Personal Injury


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Key contacts

Olivia Moliterno

Team Leader & Assistant to Senior Clerk
Olivia Moliterno 020 7269 0477 moliterno@oldsquare.co.uk

William Meade

Senior Clerk
William Meade 020 7269 0360 wmeade@oldsquare.co.uk
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William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755

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Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

07795 023 532