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Rob leads Kennedys’ healthcare team in Cambridge. He advises NHS Trusts on healthcare law, medical negligence litigation, end of life decisions, judicial reviews, consent and capacity to treatment, inquests and mental health and capacity law. Working with NHS Resolution he manages a team of lawyers working on clinical negligence claims of the utmost severity, including cerebral palsy, neurological injuries, neonatal deaths and psychiatric injuries. He has a specialist practice in medical treatment cases involving declarations to treat and withdrawal of treatment and lectures on these topics. He is legal advisor to the Intensive Care Society’s LEAG and to Thrive LDN, a mental health taskforce.  He sits on the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust clinical ethics advisory group. During the pandemic, Rob actively advised the ICS and the National Executive Critical Care Committee. Rob’s recent high profile cases include: AH v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2021) – obtaining a declaration to withdraw ventilation from a 56 year old, described as “the most complex COVID patient in the world” and Tafida Raqeeb v Barts Health NHS Trust and others (2019) – complex Judicial Review and treatment case concerning withdrawal of life sustaining treatment for 5 year old Muslim child.