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1 Crown Office Row

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Robert Kellar KC’s areas of specialism include Clinical Negligence, Professional Discipline and Regulation, Healthcare, Public & Administrative Law and Human Rights, Personal Injury, Employment Law and Inquests.


Call: 1999; KC: 2019; Gray’s Inn.




Manchester Grammar School; Magdalen College, Oxford (1996 BA); Queens’ College, Cambridge (1998 LLM).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Robert Kellar KC1 Crown Office RowRobert is highly effective and hugely experienced advocate His ability to master the detail of a case is demonstrated by his impressively thorough cross-examination. His submissions are both very persuasive and engaging.

With ‘excellent strength in depth‘, the members at 1 Crown Office Row are regularly instructed in disciplinary work, with particular expertise in cases involving the healthcare sector. In NR v GMC, Robert Kellar KC represented a practitioner of cosmetic medicine with regard to an investigation alleging her clinic had remained open during Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020 and 2021. ‘Absolutely outstanding silkNeil Sheldon KC acts for a collection of junior doctors against the GMC in proceedings concerning their alleged participation in a WhatsApp group where inappropriate messages were exchanged. In addition, in GOC v Skudder, Clodagh Bradley KC represented an osteopath accused of sexually motivated misconduct.

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Robert Kellar KC1 Crown Office Row

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Robert Kellar KC – 1 Crown Office Row ‘Robert is a skilled and tenacious negotiator. He is brilliant with clients, provides clear and well-considered advice and goes above and beyond. A go-to barrister for clinical negligence work.’

1 Crown Office Row is well-regarded for its ‘high-value, complex clinical negligence work’ and is described by some as ‘the premier clinical negligence set’. The team in chambers offers an impressive breadth and depth of experience in the field and is well-regarded for its ‘experience, expertise, intellect and empathy at all levels’. It is renowned in this practice area for its work on some of the highest-profile cases, acting for private and publicly funded claimants. ‘Excellent advocate’ Philip Havers QC notably represented the appellant in the Supreme Court case of Meadows v Khan, which clarified the ambit of scope of duty owed by a GP; this particular case concerned whether a woman who was negligently not advised of being a carrier of the haemophilia gene was able to recover damages connected to the child’s autism as well. Additionally, Robert Kellar KC represents the claimant in the fatal case of Healey v McGrath & Ramsay Healthcare, wherein it is alleged that the surgeons negated to check for post-operative complications; if it proceeds to trial the case will raise an issue regarding whether a non-delegable duty of care is owed by private hospitals in respect of their surgeons. Shahram Sharghy, who joined the chambers in 2021, is described as being ‘an astute barrister at the top of his game’, and rising star in the field Emma-Louise Fenelon.