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Robert Kellar

Call: 1999


Robert Kellar has broad civil practice encompassing clinical negligence, personal injury, public law, professional regulation and employment law.

The Legal 500 describe him as follows: “a total team player” (clinical negligence), “affable, polished and has good judgment” (public law), “a very good all-round advocate, with a clear drafting style and robust but convincing style in Court” (professional discipline). Chambers and Partners describes him as a junior with “excellent courtroom skills” (personal injury).

Robert is a member of Attorney General's A-Panel of Counsel and the Legal Service Board’s Panel of Advisors

Clinical Negligence: Robert is rated as a leading junior in Clinical Negligence by the Legal 500. He is instructed by both Claimants and Defendants and has considerable experience in complex and high value Claims.

Personal Injury. Robert is rated as leading junior in personal injury by Chambers and Partners. He is regularly instructed by Claimant and Defendants, including by Government Departments, in all types of personal injury claim.

Judicial Review/Human Rights - Robert is recognised by the Legal 500 as a leading junior in Public and Administrative Law. He has considerable experience of acting for private individuals, public bodies and government departments in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

Regulatory and Disciplinary – Robert is recognised by the Legal 500 as a leading junior in professional discipline. He has been instructed in a number of significant High Court cases in the field of healthcare. He is regularly instructed on behalf of individuals, particularly doctors and other healthcare professionals, in regulatory and disciplinary hearings.

Employment Law - Robert acts for both claimants and respondents, including a range of government departments, in the Employment Tribunal and in the EAT. He has particular experience in unfair dismissal and all types of discrimination and victimisation claims.


LLM (Cantab) (First Class) – Queens College, Cambridge

BA (Oxon) – Magdalen College, Oxford

Academic Awards: Scholar of Queens' College, Cambridge; Scholar of Magdalen College, Oxford; Winner of Lee Essay Prize, Gray's Inn


Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel)

Panel of External Advisers to the Legal Services Board


Significant cases include the following

Please see the full printable CV for further information on each case

Bain v. Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust (HHJ Seymour QC, Lawtel 12/02/15)

Bradbury & Ors v. (1) Ian Paterson (2) Spire Healthcare (3) Heart of England NHS Trust [2014] EWHC 3992 (QB)

Carter v. Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 2603 (Admin)

Wamala v. (1) Home Office (2) Reliance Task Management [2014] EWHC 2039 (QB)

Francis v. Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWCA Civ 718

Wamala v.  Home Office [2014] EWHC 1503 (QB)

Aziz Lamari v. Secretary of State for the Home Department [2014] EWHC 1503 (QB)

AN (Afghanistan) & Ors v. Secretary of State for the Home Department [2013] EWCA Civ 1189

D v. General Medical Council [2013] EWHC 2114 (Admin)









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Robert Kellar in High Court ruling that General Medical Council is too late with child sex abuse complaint.
Members Appointed to the Legal Services Board External Panel of Legal Advisors