Robert Mills

Year of Call: 2014

Inn: Lincoln’s Inn

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Robert is committed to quick turnaround times for work and understands the pressures solicitors are under. His advice is comprehensive and demonstrates excellent attention to detail.”

Chambers UK,  2020
Clinical Negligence

Robert is a clinical negligence specialist, acting for both claimants and defendants. He has experience of litigation across a wide range of areas of medicine and also conducts clinical negligence inquest work. He is experienced in valuing complex care, loss of earnings and pension loss claims. He is regularly instructed by solicitors across the country, including Birmingham, Manchester and London, as well as a strong practice in the South West.

Robert has a particular interest in orthopaedic, oncological and dental negligence claims, which represents core components of his practice. His caseload includes of a range of high value cases worth over £1,000,000.00.

Robert is one of the leading barristers in the country in the field of dental negligence. In June 2018, he represented the claimant at the Royal Courts of Justice and obtained the highest ever reported damages award in a dental negligence case.

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

Robert is a member of the Action Versus Medical Accidents (AVMA) Charity, is on their pro bono inquest panel. He further undertakes clinical negligence cases for clients of the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

Robert enjoys both writing papers and presenting them at solicitors’ firms and AVMA events. He particularly enjoys speaking on the topics of dental negligence litigation, causation in clinical negligence, secondary victim claims and fatal accident claims in clinical negligence.

Professional memberships:

  • AvMA
  • APIL
  • Bristol Medico-Legal Society

Qualifications & awards:

  • 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