Robert Jay QC
- Year called: 1981
- Year appointed Silk: 1998
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Robert is recommended as a Leading Silk in Administrative & Public Law, Personal Injury, Public Inquiries and Professional Discipline by Chambers and Partners. The Legal 500 also recommends him as a Leading Silk in Administrative & Public Law, Professional Discipline and Regulatory Law, and in Personal Injury.
Robert was named 'Barrister of the Year' at The Lawyer Awards 2012 and 'Human Rights & Public Law Silk of the Year' at The Chambers Bar Awards 2012.
"... exhibits a 'calm confidence that works really well with judges and tribunals'"
"... delivers 'finely honed arguments.'"
"understated and highly effective"
"an effective advocate who is no stranger to the higher courts."
"extraordinarily incisive and focused, something which makes him particularly effective at giving no-nonsense advices"
"Switched-on, and good on the political issues too" Chambers & Partners 2012
"a leading practitioner in public law" Legal 500 2011
"an extremely effective advocate who practises across all areas of public law for government and public bodies. He recently achieved success for Defra in the Court of Appeal, in a challenge to the UK's pesticides policy. "He has an excellent manner with both clients and the legal team, and produces compelling written and oral arguments." "User-friendly and excellent with clients." Chambers & Partners 2011
"provides sage advice" on high-profile group actions and matters involving complex medical and scientific aspects. He recently acted for the 30,000 claimants in Motto and Others v Trafigura, a case involving the dumping of toxic waste in Côte d'Ivoire. He has also defended the MoD on a range of cases arising from the military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq" Chambers & Partners 2011
"A leading practitioner in disciplinary matters," Chambers & Partners 2011
"Jay is calm, precise and effective and is praised as being "very good at giving it to his clients straight." He "gains the respect of officials by never overstating a case."" Chambers & Partners 2011
“produces ‘compelling written and oral arguments’’ Legal 500 2010
"...expertise representing the GMC and solicitors charged with dishonesty” Legal 500 2010
"quickly gains the confidence of clients and judges alike" Chambers & Partners 2010
Mutua & Ors v Foreign and Commonwealth Office,  EWHC 1913 (QB)
Robert Jay QC is appointed to the High Court Bench
Thirty Nine Essex Street Triumphs at the Chambers Bar Awards 2012
Thirty Nine Essex Street receives five nominations for the Chambers Bar Awards 2012
Robert Jay QC named 'Barrister of the Year' at the Lawyer Awards 2012
Robert Jay QC, Stuart Catchpole QC and Thirty Nine Essex Street Chambers shortlisted for The Lawyer Awards 2012
Robert Jay QC Named in The Lawyer ‘Hot 100’ 2012
Robert Jay QC has been appointed as lead Counsel to the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press.
High Court considers unprecedented claim arising out of Mau Mau Emergency.