Robert Kellar has been recommended by the Legal 500 (2011) for his “careful and hardworking approach”. He has been appointed to the Attorney General's A-Panel of Counsel and to the Panel of Advisers to the Legal Services Board. His areas of expertise include the following:
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 departments of state in the High Court and Court of Appeal.
Regulatory and Disciplinary – Robert is recognised in the Legal 500 for “extensive experience in disciplinary and regulatory work’. He has been instructed in a number of leading 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. He is also instructed by regulatory bodies.
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.
Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury - Robert has considerable advisory and advocacy experience in claims arising from clinical negligence and associated inquests. Robert also acts for both claimants and defendants (including government departments) in all types of personal injury claims including high value and complex multi-party actions.
VAT and Duties: Robert has been instructed in a number of significant reported cases in the area of indirect tax.
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 (B 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
EH v. SSHD  EWHC 2569
SS (Sri Lanka) v. SSHD  EWCA 945
BA, BB, BC, BD v. SSHD  EWCA Civ 2012;  EWHC 1446
Ashford v. Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (East London Employment Tribunal)
Pillai v Maritime and Coastguard Agency (Southampton Employment Tribunal)
Mayhew and Allen v. Ministry of Justice (Reading Employment Tribunal)
Fisk v. UKBA (Reading Employment Tribunal)
Coomber, Bartlett & Lacey v. Serious Organised Crime Agency (Ashford Employment Tribunal)
R (on the application of BA) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT  EWHC 2748 (Admin)
R (on the application of ABDULLAH GHAFAR NORI) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT  EWHC 1604 (Admin)
BA, BB, BC, BD v HOME OFFICE (2011)  EWHC 1446 (QB)
NOOR v FOREIGN & COMMONWEALTH OFFICE (2011) ICR 695
Secretary of State for Justice v RB  UKUT 454 (AAC)
R (on the application of K) v SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT  EWHC 3102 (Admin)
R (on the application of RYCROFT) v ROYAL PHARMACEUTICAL SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN  EWHC 2832 (Admin)
CHENG TOH YEONG v GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL (2009)  EWHC 1923 (Admin)
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