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Robert specialises in clinical negligence and health and safety. He has also been appointed to the Attorney General’s list of Junior Counsel (C Panel) from March 2015 to August 2020, primarily undertaking public law, MOD and prisons cases. Robert’s clinical negligence experience is extensive. He acts for claimants and defendants alike (NHS and private) in the High Court, County Court and at inquests.

His practice spans the full clinical spectrum, with his recent instructions concerning obstetrics, ophthalmology, oncology, urology, cardiology, orthopaedic and general surgery, acute medicine, general practice and cosmetic surgery. He understands the sensitivities of NHS work and can be relied upon to turn papers around quickly. He has particular expertise in consent cases (A v East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 1038 (QB)), MOD and prisons cases, and on matters of causation (APIL Clinical Negligence textbook, APIL Personal Injury loose-leaf).

Robert also has a thriving health and safety practice undertaking criminal and regulatory defence work. He has appeared in some of the most high profile and complex cases in recent years (Warwickshire Fire, Lakanal House, Sterecycle), and was instructed afresh in the Court of Appeal in R v Wilson [2013] EWCA Crim 1780. He undertakes the full range of contentious and advisory work, representing public authorities, large conglomerates, small and medium businesses, and individual directors and employees. His inquest and personal injury experience enable him to provide holistic advice to his clients from the outset.

Robert also undertakes clinical negligence and health and safety work for the Government. This predominantly arises from death or serious injury suffered by members of the armed forces, or those in custody, and frequently involves issues of public law and complicated quantum.

Clinical Negligence

Robert has extensive clinical negligence experience, acting for claimants and defendants alike at all levels. He receives regular instructions from patients, Trusts and individual clinicians to appear in the High Court, County Court and at inquests.

Robert has also been appointed to the Attorney General’s list of Junior Counsel (C Panel) from March 2015 to August 2020 in order to undertake clinical negligence work on behalf of the Government. These cases typically arise from death or serious injury suffered by members of the armed forces or those in custody, and can present difficult disclosure and quantum issues. His practice spans the full clinical spectrum, but recent instructions have covered obstetrics, ophthalmology, oncology, urology, cardiology, orthopaedic and general surgery, acute medicine, general practice and cosmetic surgery.

He has particular expertise in consent cases (A v East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 1038 (QB)) and on matters of causation (APIL Clinical Negligence textbook, APIL Personal Injury loose-leaf) and complex quantum. Robert understands the sensitivities of NHS work and can be relied upon to turn papers around quickly. First and foremost, however, he is an advocate and equally at home in conference, settlement meetings or in court.

Cases

A v East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 1038 (QB)

Mafico v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2014] EWHC 363 (Admin)

Young v Lindsey (QBD, 2013, unreported)

Publications

  • APIL Clinical Negligence textbook (causation chapter)
  • APIL Personal Injury loose-leaf (causation)

Health, Safety & Environment

Robert has a thriving health and safety practice undertaking criminal and regulatory defence work. He has appeared in some of the most high profile and complex cases in recent years (Warwickshire Fire, Lakanal House, Sterecycle), and was instructed afresh in the Court of Appeal in R v Wilson [2013] EWCA Crim 1780.

Robert undertakes the full range of contentious and advisory work, representing public authorities, large conglomerates, small and medium businesses, and individual directors and employees. His inquest and personal injury experience enable him to provide holistic advice to his clients from the outset and continuity of representation throughout. Robert has particular experience representing NHS Trusts and Fire and Rescue Services.

Robert has also been appointed to the Attorney General’s list of Junior Counsel (C Panel) from March 2015 to August 2020, undertaking health and safety and regulatory work, including inquests, for the Government. This predominantly arises from death or serious injury suffered by members of the armed forces, or those in custody.

Cases

R v Sterecycle (Rotherham) Ltd & ors (2014)

R v Wilson [2013] EWCA Crim 1780; [2014] 1 Cr. App. R. 10

Lakanal House (2013)

Warwickshire Fire (2012)

Appointments & Memberships

  • Attorney General’s C Panel (2015-2020)
  • Judicial Assistant to Lord Judge LCJ and Lord Carnwath CVO (2010)
  • Law Commission, Criminal Law Team (2008)
  • Membership: HSLA, PNBA, PIBA, ARDL, LCLCBA
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