Overview

Robert is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution team, helping clients arrive at the right solution to their issue, minimising impact and maximising success.  He is supported by our extensive dispute resolution practice with a proven track record in the highest profile cases and cross-border, multi-sector expertise.  

Robert advises national and international corporates and high net worth individuals on a wide range of contentious and risk management issues across various commercial sectors.  He has extensive experience of litigating cases in the Court of Appeal, High Court and County Court, and is also experienced in international arbitration.  His focus is on resolving disputes commercially, cost-effectively and on the best terms outside of court/tribunal wherever possible through negotiated settlement, particularly at mediation.

Robert’s disputes experience and expertise is particularly focused on:

  • Commercial contract disputes
  • Corporate disputes
  • Professional negligence disputes
  • Manufacturing disputes
  • Financial services disputes
Experience
  • Acting for national hospitality business in claim against insurer for business interruption losses arising from Covid-19 restrictions.
  • Acting for manufacturer of allegedly defective electronic components for use in trains in arbitration proceedings brought by train manufacturer.
  • Acting for national health club business in professional negligence claim against two firms of solicitors relating to negligent advice given in respect of client’s CVA.
  • Acting for multinational electronics conglomerate in defence of claim by investment bank relating to construction of early termination provisions in a derivatives contract.
  • Acting for solar energy provider in defence of energy contract misselling class action.
  • Acting for offshore trust company in application to discharge freezing injunction against trust property and defending section 423 insolvency proceedings brought in respect of trust property.
  • Acting for telecoms provider in defence of claim under share purchase agreement relating to alleged non-payment of deferred consideration and warranty breaches.
  • Acting for global manufacturer of consumer products in defence of claim by distributor in Middle East for unlawful termination of licensing contract and supply of defective products, with counterclaims for non-payment of royalty fees and non-compliance with local regulations.