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Robert Glancy KC focuses exclusively on personal injury, clinical negligence and professional negligence. He has been in practice for over 40 years and gained tremendous experience in acting for claimants who suffered catastrophic brain and spinal injury. He has a particular expertise in acting for cerebral palsied children. Recognised for his formidable advocacy skills, he regularly settles claims worth millions of pounds of compensation for injured people. He is also a CEDR accredited mediator and is experienced in ADR.

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


Called Middle Temple 1972; Recorder; took silk 1997. Judge of First-Tier Tribunals (mental health).


Personal Injury Bar Association.


Manchester Grammar School; Cambridge University (MA).


Sport, theatre.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Robert Glancy KCDevereux ‘Fantastic with clients, putting them at ease and as a result they trust him with their case. His drafting is excellent, with attention to detail second-to-none.’

Devereux is ‘an excellent set‘, acting on all aspects of clinical negligence, with particular expertise in high-value claims. Robert Weir KC is ‘a force to be reckoned with‘, notably acting this year for the claimants in the highly anticipated case of Paul and Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, heard in the Supreme Court in May 2023, determining whether family members who witness the death of a patient long after negligent treatment are able to make secondary victim claims. Robert Glancy KC has particular expertise in catastrophic brain and spinal injury cases, and notable experience in cases involving cerebral palsy. ‘Fantastic, first-rate senior barristerRichard Cartwright has notable expertise in birth trauma claims, including Erb’s palsy.

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Robert Glancy KCDevereux ‘A brilliant advocate and tactician – very clever and hardworking’