Robert Dacre

Robert Dacre

"Robert is polished and assured. His written and oral advocacy is top drawer and he has the capacity to cope with large quantities of case papers and drill down to what is actually relevant. He is a rising star of the criminal Bar."

Legal 500 UK 2024
Year of call: 2013
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Inquests & Public Inquiries

Robert has a wealth of experience representing medical professionals and hospital trusts at inquests, including inquests before a jury. His recent experience includes:

  • Representing a hospital trust at a jury inquest in respect of a young man who had been sectioned under the Mental Health Act, and gained access to a ward drug cabinet.
  • Representing a hospital trust at an inquest in respect of a patient who absconded from a psychiatric ward before being killed in a road traffic accident.
  • Representing a consultant obstetrician who faced criticism from an expert for her interpretation of fetal heart rate in a case involving a baby who died shortly after birth. The case involved cross-examination of two experts, and of other involved professionals. The Coroner made no criticism of Robert’s client;
  • Representing a general practitioner who had prescribed the combined oral contraceptive pill to a woman who subsequently died of a pulmonary embolism;
  • Representing a consultant surgeon working in a private hospital who faced criticism in respect of post-operative complications;
  • Representing a consultant psychiatrist in relation to a patient who committed suicide after discharge from hospital;


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