Robert assists clients with catastrophic injuries arising from clinical negligence. He has a particular expertise in high-value spinal cord injury and brain injury claims. Robert acted for the claimant in one of the leading cauda equina cases, Oakes v Neininger [2008] EWHC 548 (QB). This remains a particular interest, with substantial awards obtained for clients with cauda equina.


Robert is described by Chambers as “very thorough and has a wonderful way with clients. He has an excellent grasp of litigation risks in particular and understands the client’s needs.”


Robert acted for the claimant in the leading cauda equina case, Oakes v Neinninger. He has obtained more than £28m in damages for clients since 2010, £9.2m of which were obtained in 2016.

Robert has recently settled claims for clients with high cervical spine injuries and serious brain injury.

Robert has acted for individuals based internationally in countries including Cyprus, Balearic Islands, Ireland and Canada.


Robert joined Stewarts from Beachcrofts where he practised as a defendant representing NHS Trusts. He joined Stewarts in 2000 and has been a partner since 2007.


Accreditations and Memberships

Robert has been an AVMA specialist panel member since 2007 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.


Robert has spoken at the biannual conference of the Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Health Insurer Counter Fraud Group annual conference.


Robert is a keen yachtsman having completed the Rolex Fastnet Race in 2009 and regularly races in the Solent and offshore. He is member of Archery GB and shoots competitively.