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Robert Dickason

Robert Dickason

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Robert Dickason specialises in clinical negligence and health and safety, and has particular experience in civil claims involving public law elements.

Since his appointment to the Attorney General’s C Panel in 2015, he has regularly represented various Government departments in private and public law challenges in the fields of clinical negligence, product liability, inquests, human rights and national security. He was instructed in the Kamoka and Rahmatullah claims (allegations of complicity by HM Government in torture of foreign nationals) and recently successfully defended the MOD in the first contested trial in the Q Fever Litigation: Bass v Ministry of Defence [2020] EWHC 36 (QB).

Robert is consistently ranked as a Leading Junior in Clinical Negligence (Legal 500, 2016-2019). He acts for patients, Trusts and individual clinicians alike in the High Court and County Court, as well as at inquests, joint settlement meetings and mediations. His practice spans the full clinical spectrum. He is instructed in the most complex liability and quantum disputes. He is good with clients and can be relied upon to turn papers around promptly. He has particular expertise on matters of causation (APIL Clinical Negligence textbook, APIL Personal Injury loose-leaf) and in clinical negligence cases involving members of the Armed Forces.

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 (Lakanal House, Sterecycle manslaughter, Warwickshire Fire). He undertakes the full range of contentious and advisory work, representing public authorities, large conglomerates, small and medium businesses, and individual directors and employees.


Bass v Ministry of Defence [2020] EWHC 36 (QB)

Rahmatullah & Ali v (1) MOD (2) FCO (2019)

Kamoka & ors v SS & ors

Q Fever Litigation (Various Claimants v MOD)

Raggett v Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Ors [2016] EWHC 1604 (QB)

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

R v Sterecycle (Rotherham) Ltd & ors

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

Lakanal House

Warwickshire Fire


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


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


“He is decisive, focused, efficient and excellent with complex cases.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2020

“Especially good with clients.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2019

“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




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