Richard Smith and Robert Wastell appear in high profile inquest into death of Colette McCulloch - Mar 2019
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.View full profile »
Robert Wastell successfully acts for husband denied access to his brain injured wife for 2 years - Jan 2019
Inquest into the death of Alexander Perepilichnyy concludes - Dec 2018
Robert Wastell successfully defends senior gynaecologist from allegations of sexual misconduct - Sep 2018
Robert Wastell acted in an Inquest into the death of Caixia Sun - Feb 2018
Peter Skelton QC and Robert Wastell, Leanne Woods instructed as counsel for the inquest into Mr Perepilichnyy’s death - Apr 2017
Four Members of 1COR involved in the Public Inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko - Jan 2015
Neil Garnham QC, Neil Sheldon and Robert Wastell are representing the Home Secretary in the Public Inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko - Aug 2014
Robert Wastell junior counsel in the Supreme Court Case of Bank Mellat v HM Treasury - Mar 2013
New Appointments to the Attorney General’s A, B and C Panels – February 2013 - Feb 2013
New Appointments to the Attorney General’s A, B and C Panels – February 2012 - Feb 2012
Angus McCullough QC special advocate for Russian cleared of spying in deportation case - Nov 2011