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Robert Dickason specialises in clinical negligence and health and safety. He has been appointed to the Attorney General’s list of Junior Counsel (C Panel) primarily to undertake clinical negligence, personal injury and public law work.
Robert is ranked as a Leading Junior in Clinical Negligence (Legal 500, 2016). He acts for claimants and defendants alike in the High Court, County Court and at inquests. His practice spans the full clinical spectrum, with his recent instructions concerning obstetrics, 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 on matters of causation (APIL Clinical Negligence textbook, APIL Personal Injury loose-leaf).
Robert also has a thriving health and safety practice. 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  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 and frequently involves issues of public law and public interest immunity.
Robert is ranked as a Leading Junior in Clinical Negligence (Legal 500, 2016). He 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, and can present difficult issues in relation to disclosure (including public interest immunity) and quantum.
His practice spans the full clinical spectrum, but recent instructions have covered obstetrics, oncology, urology, cardiology, orthopaedic and general surgery, acute medicine, general practice and cosmetic surgery. He has particular expertise 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.
Raggett v Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Ors  EWHC 1604 (QB)
A v East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 1038 (QB)
Young v Lindsey (QBD, 2013, unreported)
APIL Clinical Negligence textbook (causation chapter)
APIL Personal Injury loose-leaf (causation)
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
Robert Dickason is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.
Areas of Law
- Clinical Negligence
- Disciplinary & Regulatory
- Health, Safety & Environment
- Personal Injury
- International Illness, Injury & Travel
- Professional Negligence
- Public Law
“Very personable, calm and thorough. He is confident and very genuine with the clients.” Health & Safety, Chambers and Partners 2018
“A bright, thorough and very competent junior.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2017
“Professional and very thorough,” he’s “very intelligent, down to earth and easy to work with.” Health & Safety, Chambers and Partners 2017
“He is very thorough and leaves no stone unturned.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2016
“A reassuring manner with sensitive clients.” Professional Discipline & Regulatory Law, Legal 500 2015