Robert has extensive experience of cases involving high level spinal cord injury, brain injury, cauda equina, oncology, infection and amputees. He has settled claims with values from £500,000 to £15 million.

Robert has undertaken cases for clients in Cyprus based internationally in countries including Ibiza, Ireland, Canada and Sri Lanka.


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 subsequently.

Robert has also taken a number of cases to trial or hearing which have made new law with respect to medical records (Daniel Failes v Oxford University NHS Trust) and admissibility of surveillance (Wilcox v Kings College Hospital NHS Trust).


Chambers UK says:

  • “Robert is a robust and effective litigator who fights hard for his clients.”
  • “His client care skills are really excellent.”
  • “He’s a tactical genius. He always knows what’s going to work on the other side. His particular talent lies in spotting where you can press the weak spots and get cases to a conclusion.”

Accreditations and Memberships

Robert is an AvMA Panel Member and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Publications and Media

Robert is a regular speaker at medico legal conferences and undertakes clinician training for specialist centres in medico legal issues and clinical governance.


Robert is a keen yachtsman and has competed in the Rolex Fastnet; now largely retired from racing he enjoys, cruising with family. He has a passion for motorbikes and has a dismantled Honda he is attempting to restore.