Directory recommendations


For the sixth year running Chambers & Partners have given Robert their highest accolade – a ‘rated individual’ recommendation. They state:

"A safe pair of hands."

Legal500 have also recognised Robert's ability by recommending him, stating in their 2020 directory:

"Extremely effective when cross-examining vulnerable witnesses".

Previous Years

In the 2019 directory it states:

"He is incredibly well organised, incredibly calm and always in control". "He is very thorough and extremely good in relation to computer offences or indecent images".

In the 2018 directory it states:

"He is well prepared, knowledgeable and shows a level of understanding towards the clients which helps put them at ease. He delivers clear and easy to understand advice".

In the 2017 directory it states:

"He is extremely thorough, he's good on the law and he takes good legal points".

In the 2016 directory it states:

"He is very good at putting vulnerable clients at ease. He has achieved some outstanding results as a trial advocate, effectively pulling rabbits out of hats”.

In the 2015 directory it states:

“Prosecutes and defends a range of criminal cases, including complex fraud cases and cases concerning historic sexual abuse allegations“.

In the 2014 directory it states:

[Robert] is noted for his experience in handling complex sexual offences and fraud cases. He both defends and prosecutes.

In the 2013 directory it states:

Handles serious crime, sexual offences and fraud. His recent cases include R v Harris, in which he acted for the prosecution handling a sexual attack.

In the 2017 directory it states:

"Juries instinctively know to trust him".

In the 2016 directory it states:

“He argues fiercely and will not leave a stone unturned”.

In the 2014 directory it states:

"He has noteworthy expertise in cases involving document or computer related offending"

In the 2012 directory it states:

“is building a notable practice in serious offence and violence cases”.