Robert came to the bar in 2011. Prior to that he practiced as a solicitor, both in Australia and in England.
Robert has a broad commercial practice. He has extensive experience in advising and appearing for insured and insurer clients, as well as a range of intermediaries, in relation to disputes concerning all classes of insurance including professional indemnity, financial lines, directors and officers’ liability, general liability, property and business interruption, and reinsurance. He also regularly appears and advises clients in relation to disputes involving all areas of equity, real property, corporations law, banking, bankruptcy and insolvency, as well as general contractual disputes and building and construction matters.
Robert’s clients have included Underwriters at Lloyd’s and various other London based insurers, QBE, XL Catlin, Allianz, Zurich, Chubb, Marsh, InterRisk Australia, Leighton Holdings and ALDI Foods.
Robert has appeared, both on his own (including at the appellant level) and led by senior counsel, in numerous state and federal jurisdictions, including the High Court of Australia, the Federal Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, the New South Wales Court of Appeal and the Supreme, District and Local Courts of New South Wales. Robert also regularly appears before administrative tribunals including the Administrative Appeals Tribunal and the New South Wales Civil & Administrative Tribunal and has appeared in arbitrations conducted under the rules of various local and international arbitration organisations.