Robert Johnson


“Robert Johnson is an excellent lawyer who is able to quickly and effectively detect weak points in the opposition’s argument and understand your needs to prepare legal strategies.”
“Robert is the perfect professional.  He explains matters clearly, provides excellent client service and his advice is spot-on.”
“We are impressed at how thorough and tenacious Robert Johnson is…”... “Robert Johnson has considerable expertise presenting individuals in negligence claims”… “absolutely brilliant.  We are very impressed”… “extremely knowledgeable and experienced, with a practical and pragmatic approach”…“incisive and attentive, responding instantly to queries with clear answers”…“thorough and commercially minded”… “focused entirely on the aims of the client”… “wealth of experience and strong commercial views."

The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners


Robert Johnson is a leading practitioner in his field of Professional Negligence, Commercial Litigation and Shareholder Disputes. He is and has been individually recommended by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for many years. In addition, he is currently ranked by Spears 500 and Client Choice.

Robert is a partner and Head of Healys’ Professional Negligence Department and Risk Sharing Services (such as no win no fee agreements) and both of which he established on joining Healys in September 2005.  He was previously a partner at a large regional practice (Taylor Walton LLP) and associate at a large City practice (Simmons & Simmons LLP).

Robert brings over 35 years’ experience to professional negligence and commercial litigation cases, acting for a wide range of clients across most industries. With a wisdom, confidence and understanding that each case is different, Robert develops important and lasting relationships based on trust and transparency, and has a deserved reputation for his clear, efficient and friendly approach.

Professional Negligence Success

Robert’s small but dynamic claimant professional negligence practice has grown in reputation and is driven by results, winning more than 95% of their clients’ claims.

Robert’s commercial litigation practice encompasses both claimants and defendants.  He has secured a wide variety of remedies for his clients to include compensation/damages, injunctions, specific performance, indemnity costs and restitution.  This has been achieved without legal proceedings, at trial in the High Court/Court of Appeal, in mediation, by expert determination and through other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Robert’s practices all offer (in the appropriate circumstances) risk-sharing retainers such as no win no fee agreements, contingency fee arrangements and damage-based agreements.  He also has established relationships with insurers and funders.  Many of his clients have recovered substantial compensation without having the financial means to pursue their claims because of Robert’s knowledge, skill and experience in these types of retainers.

Robert has a wide range of commercial skills: management of people, cases and projects; a clear and strong communicator; analytical; a tactical and strategic thinker and negotiator; ability to identify quickly key issues and understand clients’ businesses; monitor and deal with budgets; early and accurate assessment of cases, people and circumstances. Robert is a well-rounded, balanced individual who works effectively alone and as part/leader of a team.

Key Experience

  • Acted for two shareholders against a majority shareholder, trading company and parent company in a claim to recover the shares/their value which had been acquired by the Defendants through misrepresentation, duress, undue influence and/or breach of fiduciary duties. Multi-million pound settlement achieved on the first day of trial.
  • Acted for energy supplier company in defence of claim by a competitor for the economic torts of conspiracy, inducement to breach, tortious interference and misuse of confidential information.
  • Acted for 4 of 18 individuals/companies in defence of claims alleging fraud, misrepresentation and conspiracy in respect of multi-million pound London property developments.
  • Acted for in excess of 100 individuals against Cypriot banks, developers and lawyers in relation to the mis-selling of property in Cyprus.
  • Acted for 18 shipping companies in relation to disputes regarding various asset finance related agreements, guarantees and mortgage documents involving proceedings in England, South Africa, the United States and Cyprus.
  • Acted for 1 of 18 Defendants in claims for damages for conspiracy to injure by unlawful means/deceit for misrepresentations involving many jurisdictions, application contesting jurisdiction and anti-suit injunction.

Please see below for testimonials from some of Robert's clients.

Services & Sector Expertise


Professional Negligence Lawyers' Association (PNLA)

London Solicitors' Litigation Association

Commercial Litigation Association

Law Society of England and Wales

Contact Robert Johnson

Healys lawyers don’t believe in legal jargon, but rather in having straightforward, open discussions, updating you every step of the way on the progress of your case.

Robert Johnson is recognised as a leading practitioner in his field, and has been accredited and recommended by the foremost legal directories for many years. If you would like to speak to Robert regarding a professional negligence claim, please contact him below, or by calling 07899 973306

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