Robert Kellar has broad civil practice, including:
- Clinical Negligence
- Personal Injury
- Public and Administrative Law
- Professional regulation
- Employment law
"Extremely persuasive, charming and affable." (Legal 500 2016, Administrative and Public Law)
“An astute and skilful advocate” (Legal 500 2015, Administrative and Public Law)
“Affable, polished and has good judgment” (Legal 500 2015, Administrative and Public Law)
"He is an extremely bright and forceful advocate, who commands authority in court." (Legal 500 2016, Clinical Negligence)
“He is very personable with clients and turns around complicated written work quickly” (Legal 500 2015, Clinical Negligence)
“A total team player” (Legal 500 2015, Clinical Negligence)
"A very tough opponent, who thinks well on his feet." (Legal 500 2016, Professional Discipline)
“Recommended for his experience acting for health professionals” (Legal 500 2015, Professional Discipline)
“A very good all-round advocate, with a clear drafting style and robust but convincing style in Court” (Legal 500 2015, Professional Discipline)
"I find him very easy to deal with, very pragmatic and a good communicator. He always turns things around on time." (Chambers and Partners 2017)
“He is analytical and his advice is short and succinct in manner”. “He is very knowledgeable and will put cases together very quickly for you” (Chambers and Partners 2016, Personal Injury)
“Excellent courtroom skills” (Chambers and Partners 2015, Personal Injury)
Areas of Work
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
Goldsmith IBS Ltd v. Secretary of State for the Home Department (2016).
Rosa v. Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 14
Q v. General Medical Council  EWHC 6621 (Admin)
AN (Afghanistan) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 684
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  EWHC 3992 (QB)
Carter v. Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 2603 (Admin)
Wamala v. (1) Home Office (2) Reliance Task Management  EWHC 2039 (QB)
Francis v. Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 718
Wamala v. Home Office  EWHC 1503 (QB)
Aziz Lamari v. Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1503 (QB)
AN (Afghanistan) & Ors v. Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 1189
D v. General Medical Council  EWHC 2114 (Admin)
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