Richard Smith and Robert Wastell appear in high profile inquest into death of Colette McCulloch - Mar 2019
Robert has appeared in several notable public law and human rights cases over the past 10 years particularly in cases for the government concerning national security.
- Inquest into the death of Alexander Peripilichnyy (2017-2018): junior counsel to inquest concerning the sudden death of Russian Alexander Perepilichnyy who is alleged to have been a whistleblower in a large scale fraud.
- The Litvinenko Inquiry (2015-2016): The death of Alexander Litvinenko on 23rd November 2006 from suspected poisoning with polonium-210.
- D2 v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSIAC 116/2012: Case concerning the minimum level of disclosure in SIAC cases engaging Article 8 ECHR following ZZ(France) v SSHD  3 WLR 813.
- Bank Mellat v Her Majesty’s Treasury (No. 1 and No. 2)  UKSC 38, 39: Power for the Supreme Court to adopt a closed material procedure and a challenge to the Financial Restrictions (Iran) Order 2009.
- R (Newsham) v The Parole Board (2013) CO/11422/2012: A challenge to the failure to release on licence or to transfer to open conditions.
- E1/(OS Russia) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 357: A challenge by Chechen National of SIAC’s dismissal of his application to judicially review the decision to cancel his Indefinite Leave to Remain on the grounds of defective notice of appeal rights.
- Zatuliveter v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSIAC 103/2010: Challenge to deportation on grounds of national security by Russian Parliamentary aide.
- R (Lonergan) v Nottingham County Court  EWHC 3504 (Admin): Judicial review of refusal of permission to appeal by Circuit Judge in Nottingham County Court.
- R (Chater) v (1) Secretary of State for Justice and (2) Parole Board  EWHC 2257 (Admin): Test for release of life prisoner following erroneous recall whilst on licence.
- L1 v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSIAC 100/2010: Deprivation of British Citizenship – preliminary issue.
- R (Al-Sweady & Others) v Secretary of State for Defence  EWHC 2387 (Admin): Claims of torture and murder of Iraqi nationals by soldiers during Iraq war.
- R (On The Application of Baiai & Others) v Secretary of State For The Home Department  UKHL 53: House of Lords case on whether immigration policy breached right to marry.
- Al Jedda v Secretary of State for the Home Department  UKSIAC 66/2008: Deprivation of British citizenship.
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