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Robert O’Leary

Call 1990

"An employment liability expert, who has experience of complex matters of significant value. He has handled group action litigations, industrial disease claims and cases relating to stress."
(Chambers & Partners 2016)

Robert O’Leary practises in the fields of personal injury and occupational disease, representing clients throughout the UK. He has acted on behalf of individuals, unions, insurers and institutions, including the UK and Welsh governments. He is involved in complex cases from early preparation to resolution. He has particular experience in group and multi-party litigation, occupational illness and disease work, including noise induced hearing loss, occupational cancers, asbestos related injuries, occupational respiratory disease, stress at work, hand arm vibration syndrome and work related upper limb disorders, as well as employer’s liability cases. He also acts in professional negligence actions arising out of personal injuries litigation.

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Qualifications


  • 1989-90: Inns of Court School of Law Bar Vocational Course (7/800)
  • 1986-89: University of Wales, College Cardiff: LLB (first class)
  • Sir Samuel Evans Scholar (1989)
  • Sweet & Maxwell Law Prize (1989)
  • Cardiff University Law School Prize (1989)

Memberships


  • PIBA

Rankings


  • Robert is recommended as a leader in his field.
  • Robert is one of only about 20 barristers nationally to be listed in the Chambers & Partners National Disease Spotlight Table.

Recommendations


“He’s very quick with his responses and will fight his corner – he doesn’t drop a case he takes on.”

Chambers & Partners UK Bar

“He is brilliant on his feet and excellent with clients.”

Chambers & Partners UK Bar

“An employment liability expert, who has experience of complex matters of significant value. He has handled group action litigations, industrial disease claims and cases relating to stress. Strengths: ‘Very bright and very experienced as well.'”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“Undertakes the full spectrum of disease work, and is particularly noted for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the issues surrounding noise-induced hearing loss cases… He is very approachable and easy to work with.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“Undertakes the full spectrum of disease work, and is particularly noted for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the issues surrounding noise-induced hearing loss cases… He is very approachable and easy to work with.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“Experienced in group and multi-party litigation.”

Legal 500 2014

“Highlighted for his expertise of major disease cases. He also appeared in Baker v Quantum Clothing Group, illustrating that he is more than capable of taking on the best on a national stage.”

Chambers & Partners 2013

“Robert O’Leary has an impressive record in occupational illness and disease litigation.”

Legal 500 2013

He “has an excellent reputation for big ticket disease litigation.”

Chambers & Partners 2012

“Extremely efficient and always provides clear, pragmatic and detailed advice.”

Legal 500 2011


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