Robert Mills

Robert Mills 1

Call: 2014
Qualifications: Bar Professional Training Course, Kaplan Law School London.
Graduate Diploma in Law, Kaplan Law School London.
Graduate LLB, Kaplan Law School London.
MA (Cantab) Philosophy, Selwyn College, University of Cambridge.
Professional Memberships: AvMA
Awards: Tancred Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn.
Lord Brougham Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn.
Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn.


Robert has an expanding practice in clinical negligence law and sees this as the focus of his practice. He undertakes a wide range of clinical negligence work and handles cases from the pre-action stage until their completion.

Robert is experienced in handling clinical negligence cases up to and in excess of £1,000,000 in value. He regularly advises on high value claims for care, loss of earnings and pension loss. Recent cases on which Robert has received instructions have centred on the following allegations:

  • Failure to detect bowel cancer via colonoscopy
  • Failure to diagnose tuberculosis
  • Misdiagnosis of cystic fibrosis
  • Negligent administration of opium
  • Negligent arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • Misdiagnosis of a perforated bowel
  • Negligent breast implant surgery
  • Negligent causation of an enterocutanoeous fistula
  • Misdiagnosis of testicular torsion
  • Failure to obtain informed consent in advance of hip replacement surgery
  • Negligently performed surgery to correct the symptoms of Dupuytren’s disease
  • Misdiagnosis of a post-operative wound infection

Robert also has a particular interest in dental negligence and is currently working on high value cases involving failure to treat periodontal disease, misdiagnosis of caries, negligent loss of an evulsed tooth, negligent orthodontic treatment as well as negligently performed root canal treatments and crowning of teeth.


Robert has gained experience across the spectrum of personal injury litigation including employer’s liability, occupier’s liability, Highways Act 1980 and road traffic cases. He advises on liability, quantum and the tactical progression of cases. He regularly represents both Claimants and Defendants at Fast Track and Multi Track trials.

Robert also has a particular interest in industrial disease work and has worked with other barristers on cases in this context, involving hand arm vibration syndrome, asbestosis, mesothelioma, carbon monoxide poisoning and tinnitus.


Practice Overview

Robert specialises in clinical negligence and personal injury litigation. He regularly conducts fast-track and multi-track trials for both claimants and defendants. Robert has experience across the spectrum of personal injury litigation, including employer’s liability, occupier’s liability, Highways Act 1980, road traffic cases and credit hire. He regularly attends applications relating to issues such as pre-action disclosure, default judgment, amendments to statements of case and strike out.

The core of Robert’s practice is clinical negligence. He acts for both claimants and defendants and has experience of litigation across a wide range of areas of medicine. Robert enjoys contributing to and shaping cases from the outset and regularly attends applications as well as costs and case management hearings with a view to preparing cases for trial or achieving optimum settlement results. Robert has a particular specialism in dental negligence which represents a significant component of his practice, consisting of a range of high value cases.

For further details of Robert’s experience in clinical negligence and personal injury, please click on the drop-down headings in the expertise section above.