Chambers are thrilled to have 17 individual recommendations/rankings in the new Chambers & Partners 2019.
Published: 8th Nov 2018
‘Orlando is an exceptional barrister. Aside from his technical ability (which is a given), his biggest strength is his personality and ability to build a rapport with witnesses and put them at ease.’
Legal 500 2023
"Orlando's principal strength is the ability to explain complex legal concepts to clients and witnesses in a straightforward way. He is very adept at adapting litigation strategy to meet the client’s changing needs, including at short notice."
Legal 500 2022
"An outstanding junior who is excellent with clients."
Legal 500 2021
Orlando is an experienced practitioner specialising in Employment, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury. He represents clients in the Employment Tribunal, High Court and County Court and various appellate courts and is often commended for being approachable, pragmatic, and commercially minded. He has a particular focus on working collaboratively with professional and lay clients.
Orlando has, for a number of years, been ranked as a leading junior in Chambers & Partners (Employment Law).
Orlando is a contributor to Westlaw’s Insight series and gives seminars and training on Employment, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury issues on a regular basis.
Orlando acts for both Claimants and Respondents in all areas of employment law representing a wide range of clients including individuals, charities, local authorities, FTSE 100 companies, banks, supermarkets, Transport for London and the NHS.
Orlando undertakes the whole spectrum of litigation in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeals Tribunal. He is regularly instructed on complex multi-week discrimination claims and has particular experience of acting for Respondents to claims brought by litigants in person. Orlando also has extensive experience of judicial mediation in the employment tribunal.
"An outstanding junior who is excellent with clients." Legal 500 2021
Orlando acts for Claimants and Defendants in all areas of multi-track personal injury work. He has a considerable experience of acting in cases involving road traffic accidents (including acting in cases where fundamental dishonesty is alleged) fraud, accidents at work, occupiers’ liability, product liability and accidents on the Highway. Orlando’s understanding of Employment Law is of considerable use in cases involving substantial schedules of loss and the question of ‘disability’ in an Ogden context.
Orlando has particular expertise in claims arising from accidents involving motorcycles and has contributed to Westlaw’s Insight series on the subject.
In addition to advocacy at trial and interim hearings Orlando has a busy paperwork practice drafting pleadings and schedules, and advising on liability and quantum.
Orlando frequently undertakes work on a CFA basis.
Orlando undertakes Clinical Negligence work on behalf of Claimants and Defendants (whether individual practitioners or NHS Trusts). In addition to appearing in court, Orlando is happy drafting pleadings, advising on prospects all elements of a case, as well as representing clients at Joint Settlement Meetings and Mediations.
Orlando appears in inquests on behalf of a range of interested parties. His experience of Clinical Negligence and Employment work leaves him particularly well placed to appear in inquests involving death at work or in a clinical context.
“Very personable, well prepared and responsive.” “Very client-friendly.” Chambers & Partners 2019
‘He is very commercial and easy to get along with.’ Legal 500 2018
Away from work Orlando is a keen (but useless) sportsman, an enthusiastic cook, a novice gardener, and an embarrassing Dad.
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