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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, neonatal, obstetric, cauda equina, meningitis, tetraplegia, neurosurgery and head injury cases.

He advises Acute and Mental Health NHS Trusts in relation to inquests and conducts the advocacy at inquests himself.

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

Robert also works closely with CCG clients and advises in respect of Court of Protection cases involving deprivation of liberty, residence issues and care packages.

Robert has expertise in Court of Protection work involving medical treatment cases in relation to providing, withdrawing or withholding treatment. He also has experience of advising clients in relation to medical treatment cases concerning treatment of children under the inherent jurisdiction

Experience

Robert has experience of Alternative Dispute Resolution work involving the Leicester Epilepsy litigation which concerned 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 is a tutor for the LLM clinical negligence module at Northumbria University and also a Trustee at a local hospice.

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

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