Robert Wastell’s practice incorporates a broad range of civil law representing both Claimant and Defendant with a particular specialism in healthcare law. His main areas of practice are clinical negligence, public law, professional disciplinary including GMC and GDC, coroner’s inquests, public inquiries and personal injury. He has also prosecuted and defended in the criminal courts.

He was a member of the Attorney-General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown between March 2008 and August 2017 and continues to undertake nominations on a case by case basis. He undertook government work in all of his main practice areas in many high profile cases. He also has extensive experience in national security sensitive cases including in public inquiries and the Special Immigration Appeals Commission.

He continues to have a busy practice in healthcare law, most notably in clinical negligence cases, disciplinary proceedings and coroner’s inquests, as well as in high value traumatic personal injury cases. Recent cases include successful settlements for claimants suffering severe brain injuries during labour (led by Henry Witcomb QC), following an alleged amniocentesis needle injury whilst in utero (led by Angus McCullough QC), a delayed cervical cancer diagnosis case following negligent misreporting of a cervical smear and Disorder of Consciousness following a missed deep vein thrombosis. He also continues to represent GPs, NHS Trusts and individual clinicians in defending high value clinical negligence claims involving severe injuries and fatalities. He continues to represent the Ministry of Defence in high-profile clinical negligence and traumatic injury claims.

Clinical Negligence Public Law Professional Discipline & Regulation Inquests Public Inquiries Personal Injury Human Rights
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