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Robert has been a Partner in the Healthcare team at Ward Hadaway since 2016.

He has experience in a wide range of areas in the clinical negligence sector and specialises in defending claims on behalf of NHS Resolution and NHS Trusts.

Robert has a broad based high value clinical negligence caseload, including cerebral palsy, obstetric, neurosurgery and head injury cases.

He also advises acute and mental health NHS Trusts in relation to inquests and usually conducts the advocacy at inquests himself.

Robert has successfully defended a Fatal Accidents Act Claim at trial, and also secured a discontinuance a few days before trial in a high value neurosurgical/spinal injury claim.

 

 

Experience

Robert has experience of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) work involving the Leicester Epilepsy litigation which involved the misdiagnosis/treatment of several hundred children with epilepsy. This work involved progressing claims to Panel hearings where liability issues were resolved, and where Robert undertook the advocacy on behalf of clients before a Panel of experts.

Robert is regularly involved in providing training talks to clients on a variety of legal issues.

Robert also has experience of advising in Court of Protection matters, and has become a tutor for the LLM clinical negligence module at Northumbria University.

Robert is a recommended practitioner in the Legal 500 for Defendant clinical negligence work.

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