Robert is developing a broad commercial chancery practice. He regularly appears in the County Court and High Court in his own right, as well as taking instructions as junior counsel. He has experience across the spectrum of Chambers’ areas of expertise, including insolvency, financial services, civil fraud, real property, and general commercial litigation, in addition to trusts, probate and estates matters. Details of Robert’s experience to date in particular practice areas can be seen below.
Examples of Robert’s current and recent work include:
- The Libyan Investment Authority v Goldman Sachs International  EWHC 2530 (Ch): Robert was instructed as a junior member of the counsel team for the LIA’s claim against Goldman Sachs in the Chancery Division in relation to a series of derivative investments entered into before the 2011 revolution. The case was described by The Lawyer as one of the top 20 cases of 2016.
- Tanir v Tanir  EWHC 3363 (QB),  4 WLR 8: Robert acted as sole counsel in an action to enforce a Turkish judgment in England and Wales at common law. The case has clarified the mandatory terms of CPR r. 13.2 requiring the Court to set aside default judgment where the Court office had failed to serve the claim form.
- Re Hereford United Football Club (1939) Limited: Robert was instructed by the local authority and landlord of the club’s ground in relation to the winding-up of the company.
- JSC Mezhdunarodniy Promyshlenniy Bank v Pugachev: Robert was instructed to assist in an application to discharge a freezing injunction obtained by the liquidator of a Russian bank.
- Robert is regularly instructed by airlines in relation to claims made by passengers under EU Regulation 261/2004, including disputes over the extent of the Regulation’s scope over connecting flights outside the EU and the costs consequences of the EU Small Claims Procedure.
In addition to domestic work, Robert has been instructed in relation to litigation in the DIFC in Dubai, Jersey, the Isle of Man, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands. He has limited rights of audience before the DIFC Courts as a Part II registered practitioner. He enjoys delivering talks and seminars on topics relating to his practice, examples of which can be seen on this page.
After reading English at Oxford, Robert completed a doctorate in Old Icelandic law and literature. He taught at Oxford before coming to the Bar.