Robert has been practising criminal law all his professional life. In that time he has developed a practice which engages him in cases right across the spectrum of criminal offending and which soon marked him out as a highly skilled performer in all aspects of his craft and in particular as a most effective and, when necessary, ruthless cross-examiner. Further his jury speeches have commanded admiration and the respect of Bench and Bar for years. He believes that the best advocates are those whose careers have involved general rather than specialised casework. Thus he excels in cases of fraud, serious sexual offending, gangland violence and serious organised crime groups. His recent experience includes handling of anonymous witnesses in cases of gangland crime.
His career has involved him in conducting defences in countless homicides in addition to prosecuting such cases both as leader and before that in his days as a junior too.
Robert represents Police Officers in disciplinary proceedings and also conducts some cases in the field of regulatory proceedings.