Robert specialises in Chancery and commercial litigation with an emphasis on professional negligence, corporate and personal insolvency and company, property and probate work.
He appears mainly in the High Court and has experience in the Lands Chamber and in Land Registry adjudications.
His practice covers shareholder and corporate disputes, directors disqualification, financial services, receivership, administration and liquidation, partnership, commercial landlord and tenant and agricultural holdings, rent reviews, all aspects of property law, in particular restrictive covenants, boundaries and easements (including rights of light), capital taxes, pensions, mortgage fraud, wills and estate disputes (particularly mental capacity issues), trusts, insurance, confidential information and restraint of trade and, also, contentious and non-contentious drafting. He undertakes, as well, arbitration and mediation work and sits as an arbitrator.
His professional negligence litigation tends to focus upon claims against solicitors and accountants. He has recent and practical experience of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and professional issues relating to solicitors and accountants He is currently handling over 30 professional negligence cases and over 30 probate and estate cases.
In the last few years he has also re-established his defamation practice and developed an expertise in costs disputes.