Robert Dacre

Robert Dacre

Year of call: 2013
For enquiries please call: 020 7353 5324 or email vcard cv linkedin save

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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