Robin Oppenheim QC > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers
Doughty Street Chambers
53-54 DOUGHTY STREET
LONDON
WC1N 2LS
England

Work Department

Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury & Product Liability

Position

Chambers and Partners describe Robin as “A go-to barrister for extremely high-value and complex claims”, “hugely intelligent and sharp as a razor”, “His work rate and ability to get through unbelievable amounts of hugely complex material is just fantastic and his ability to marshal that information and understand it so clearly is very impressive. His technical grasp of the issues is second to none and he is also very approachable.”

Career

Called 1988; Middle Temple; QC 2006. Publications of note: He is the main contributor to the Damages section in the APlL Personal lnjury Law, Practice and Precedents and Personal lnjury Manual, Jordans. He wrote the section on multi-party actions in Bullen, Leake and Jacob, Sweet and Maxwell, 2007 and will be doing so for the forthcoming edition. He is a contributing author to the PIBA Personal Injury Manual 2007.

Robin is known for cutting edge work in clinical negligence and product liability and is listed as a leading silk (band 1) in the major directories in both fields. In Chambers and Partners 2020 he is described as “A go-to barrister for extremely high-value and complex claims”“hugely intelligent and sharp as a razor”,  “His work rate and ability to get through unbelievable amounts of hugely complex material is just fantastic and his ability to marshal that information and understand it so clearly is very impressive. His technical grasp of the issues is second to none and he is also very approachable.” In Legal 500 2020 he is described as “Technically very strong and has a phenomenal work rate” and “ A first-rate barrister who is meticulous, thorough and exceedingly well-prepared.’’

In the field of product liability, he has been involved in many of the major group action product liability claims both as a leader and as a junior. These include Metal on Metal hip implant litigation and PIP breast implant litigation among many others.

Memberships

Action against Medical Accidents [AVMA]

Professional Negligence Bar Association [PNBA]

Personal Injury Bar Association [PIBA]

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers [APIL]

Justice

Amnesty International

Education

Acland Burghley, London; Manchester University (1985 BA First Class, Politics and Modern History); Westminster University (1986 DipLaw).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Product liability

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Robin Oppenheim QCDoughty Street ChambersHe has two brains and is an excellent cross-examiner.

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Robin Oppenheim QCDoughty Street ChambersA highly intelligent barrister with a fantastic eye for detail.