A family law specialist, with particular emphasis on financial provision on divorce and trusts of land. Robert is diligent and approachable, with a keen eye for detail.
2007 Middle Temple
“Robert provides prompt turnaround of work, coupled with straight forward advice; he will always have a careful eye on prospects and tactics when advising”
“In a very limited time Robert grasped the case thoroughly. He was very committed and advised me at every stage. I highly recommend Robert for his strong advocacy skills”
“A big thank you for stepping in at such short notice. I am very appreciative and happy with the work you did today, and have sung your praises to the Local Authority”
- 2005–2006: Bar Vocational Course, University of the West of England.
- 2004–2005: Graduate Diploma in Law, University of the West of England.
- 1997–2000: BA. Hons. Philosophy (2:1), University of Nottingham.
- Western Circuit
- F v D – successful cohabitation claim for an elderly lady who had vacated a home that was in joint names and her former partner was refusing to sell.
- F v G – Case involving declaration of trust on former property. Settlement successfully negotiated.
- O v W – Successful application for an Order for Sale of property in which both cohabitees and their children remained but the purpose of the Trust had come to an end.
- S v S – Representation of parent seeking shared residence order in a case where there was parental alienation and intractable hostility.
- W v W – Representation of Husband at final hearing. Judgment ordering sale of property (rather than Mesher order) and that H’s loan from his mother was not a ‘soft’ loan and needed to be repaid.
- W v D – Representation of Wife at final hearing. Successful argument that Wife had not dissipated assets since separation and that Husband’s pre-marital pension should be shared.
- Awarded the Baron Dr Ver Heyden De Lancey Prize by Middle Temple for his performance on the Bar Vocational Course.
- Winner of the Faculty of Law Prize for achieving the highest mark on the Bar Vocational Course.
Robert has established a busy practice and is relied upon by instructing solicitors for his clear and pragmatic advice. He is particularly praised for his thorough preparation and sound advocacy. Robert also sits as a Deputy District Judge.
Robert has significant experience in dealing with matrimonial finance matters. His experience includes cases involving substantial assets including companies, pensions and trusts. He has an eye for detail and a pro-active approach to negotiating a settlement. He accepts instructions to settle and advise on pre and post-nuptial agreements.
Robert has a thorough understanding of disputes involving unmarried couples and claims made under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.
In private law children matters, Robert is known for having excellent client care skills, he recognises that proceedings are often emotionally traumatic for clients. He appears in contested child arrangements and domestic violence disputes.
Landlord and Tenant
Robert also acts for both landlords and tenants in a wide range of disputes arising out of residential tenancies.
He has a particular expertise in and understanding of possession claims and those claims where an injunction is sought for anti-social behaviour.
Robert has been involved in numerous committal proceedings for breach of anti-social behaviour injunctions. Such cases have included the complex issue of capacity and consideration of the custody threshold.