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Chambers of Angus Moon QC and John Beggs QC

85 FLEET STREET, LONDON, EC4Y 1AE, ENGLAND
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Fax 020 7353 0425
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Sir Robert Francis QC

Serjeants' Inn Chambers (Chambers of Angus Moon QC and John Beggs QC)

Position

Robert has undertaken clinical negligence actions on behalf of claimants (publicly, privately funded or on CFAs) and defendants, including NHS and private bodies, medical defence organisations, and insurers continuously for over 30 years. He is frequently instructed both at first instance and on appeal in high-value claims and those involving complex medical and legal issues. He frequently appears in statutory professional disciplinary tribunals such as the GMC. He also acts in the wider field of medical law, including medical treatment decision cases, inquiries, including the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry which he chaired. He has been instructed in cases taking place in Isle of Man, Cayman Islands and Hong Kong.

Career

Called 1973; Inner Temple.


London Bar

Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading silks

Sir Robert Francis QC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersSuperb advocate with total command of all areas.

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Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Sir Robert Francis QC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHe has a wealth of experience and very good academic knowledge of the law.

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Inquests and inquiries

Within: Inquests and inquiries – Leading silks

Sir Robert Francis QC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersSuch an elegant cross-examiner that it is a joy to listen to him.

Within: Inquests and inquiries

Serjeants' Inn Chambersis an excellent set for inquest and Court of Protection work, and is always willing to help achieve an appropriate outcome’. The set represents the police in high-profile inquests; John Beggs QC is instructed by Surrey police in a Deepcut inquest, and Sir Robert Francis QC is acting for the National Police Chiefs Council in relation to the undercover police inquiry. The team is also routinely requested to represent coroners when their decisions are challenged.

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Professional discipline and regulatory law

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading silks

Sir Robert Francis QC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHis elegant cross-examination is a joy to listen to – but solicitors expect no less.

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