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Robert Weir KC is a highly regarded barrister dealing with personal injury and clinical negligence matters, with a focus on high-value catastrophic brain and spinal injury cases, matters involving conflict of laws, industrial disease claims and human rights cases. He deals with complex and high value matters in these areas and acts for a wide range of clients, both claimants and defendants.  He is often instructed on difficult cases, especially on appeal, as well as motor claims with a European element, group actions, occupational illness claims, and on personal injury claims with a foreign element. Recent cases include: Dryden v Johnson Matthey (SC), Xv Kuoni (SC), Lungowe v Vedanta (SC) and Cape v Dring (SC).

For more information on Robert’s practice and latest case highlights, please visit his full Devereux profile.


Took silk in 2010; Qualified 1992; Middle Temple.
Publications: Editor of Kemp & Kemp (chapter on conflict laws, accommodation claims, mentally incapable claimants and PPOs).


Chair of Personal Injury Bar Association 2016-2018; Founder and past Chairman of Oxford Medico-Legal Society.


Downside School (top scholar); Christ’s College, Cambridge (1991 First Class degree); Kings College, London (MA Medical Law and Ethics).


Family, various sports.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Robert Weir KCDevereux ‘Rob is head and shoulders above the rest of the market. He is in control of his brief and has the ear of the court. A joy to watch.’

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Robert Weir KCDevereux ‘Rob is an elite silk. He is very smart and has a sixth sense as to how the law should be applied in each case. He knows when to challenge established law and when to negotiate.’

Devereux is ‘a great set with a broad depth of experience in the field of medical negligence’. ‘Leader in the field’ Robert Glancy KC has continued to work on catastrophic brain and spinal cases as well as birth injury cases. Robert Weir KC acted for the claimants on the particularly noteworthy Court of Appeal case Paul and Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, in which the deceased’s young daughters witnessed his heart attack, which occurred 14-months after he was treated for acute coronary symptoms – it is alleged at his initial consultation he should have been given a coronary angiogram which would have revealed his coronary artery disease and ultimately prevented his death; the claimants have been granted approval for hearing at the Supreme Court on this matter. Junior Colin Mendoza, described as having a ‘vast wealth of experience’ in the field, is developing a specialism in complex surgical negligence and brain injury cases.

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Robert Weir KCDevereux ‘Robert is a leading serious personal injury silk; his technical ability and eye for detail is outstanding.’