Robert Dickason > Chambers of Andrew Spink QC, Michael Bowes QC and Sarah Crowther QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Andrew Spink QC, Michael Bowes QC and Sarah Crowther QC
Outer Temple Chambers
THE OUTER TEMPLE, 222 STRAND
LONDON
WC2R 1BA
England

Living Wage

Work Department

Clinical Negligence; Health and Safety; Public Law; Professional Disciplinary & Regulatory Law

Position

A specialist in clinical negligence and health and safety, and a rising star at the junior bar.

Formerly Judicial Assistant to Lord Judge LCJ and Lord Carnwath CVO.

Appointed to the Attorney-General’s list of Junior Counsel (C Panel) from March 2015 to August 2020 to undertake public and private law cases on behalf of the Crown, particularly those involving members of the armed forces.

Regularly instructed in contested clinical negligence trials for both Claimants and Defendants (e.g. Raggett v Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & 5 ors [2016] EWHC 1604 (QB); A v East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 1038 (QB)).

Has appeared in some of the most high profile and complex health and safety cases in recent years (e.g. Sterecycle manslaughter, Lakanal House tower block fire, Warwickshire Fire), undertaking the full range of criminal, civil, inquest and advisory work for public authorities, large conglomerates, small and medium businesses, and individual directors and employees.

Career

Called, 2007; Law Commission Criminal Law Team, 2007-08; Judicial Assistant to Lord Judge LCJ and Lord Carnwath CVO, 2010; Outer Temple Chambers, 2009 to date.

Memberships

 HSLA; PIBA; PNBA; ARDL; LCLCBA

Education

Colchester Royal Grammar School; Cambridge University (Peterhouse) (2006 MA Hons Cantab Law and Classics).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Product liability

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Robert DickasonOuter Temple ChambersHe is decisive, focused, efficient and excellent with complex cases.

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Robert DickasonOuter Temple ChambersA very sharp and incisive questioner who always has a full measure of the complexities of the medicine at hand.

Outer Temple Chambers is ‘an excellent set of chambers, with a great collection of barristers‘ who are ‘technically brilliant‘. The set offers ‘not merely the numbers to provide strength in depth, but also a range of sub-specialisms, which gives them a real edge‘. Eliot Woolf QC acts for the claimant in the wrongful birth case Khan v Meadows, listed to appear before the Supreme Court. Jonathan Hand QC successfully resisted an appeal against an order refusing to extend time for service of the trust’s defence on behalf of the claimant in Kember (Dcd) v Croydon Health Services NHST. In other highlights, Robert Dickason successfully represented the defendant in Bass v Ministry of Defence, the first of the contested Q Fever liability trials. ‘Polished advocateKatarina Sydow is definitely a junior to watch in the years to come.