Robert is a member of the Victorian and Tasmanian Bars.  He acts in a wide range of commercial disputes, both as sole counsel, and as a junior. He has extensive oral advocacy experience in conducting trials and applications.  Robert is briefed regularly to draw pleadings and give advice (in conference and in writing).

In recent years, Robert has obtained significant experience in a broad range of areas including class actions and professional negligence matters.   For example, he has:

  • acted for the Linking Melbourne Authority in proceedings relating to the East West Link project, a road project in Victoria;
  • provided advice to government;
  • acted in professional negligence disputes;
  • acted as junior counsel in a number of class actions – including the Vioxx class action, the Thalidomide class action and the Timbercorp class action;
  • conducted investigations for a national sporting body;
  • appeared in disciplinary proceedings;
  • acted as a mediator.

Robert is very experienced in conducting substantial arbitrations, coronial inquests and disciplinary tribunal hearings. He has appeared in contempt proceedings, asset confiscation proceedings and insolvency proceedings (including liquidator’s examinations).

Robert is a qualified arbitrator (Resolution Institute); he is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb); he is an accredited mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System; he is on the Victorian Small Business Commissioner’s List of External Mediators; and he is a member of the Office of Franchising Mediation Adviser's panel of mediators.

He is a member of the Victorian Amateur Football Association Tribunal; and he is the honorary lawyer to the Royal Historical Society of Victoria Inc.

Robert's CV, including a selection of cases in which he has been involved, may be viewed here.

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PH +61 3 8600 1716
SEC 8600 1703
FAX +61 3 8600 1725

Chambers: Room 2503
Chancery Chambers
200 Queen Street
Melbourne 3000

Practice Areas

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Neutral Evaluation
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Corporate Insolvency
Commercial Law
Bankruptcy Law & Insolvency Law
Banking & Finance
Contractual Disputes
Property & Probate
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Insurance Law & Professional Negligence Law
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Common Law
Intentional Torts
Competition Law & Consumer Law
Consumer Protections
Corporations Law & Securities Law
Equity & Trusts
Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions
Coronial Inquests
Royal Commissions
Professional Negligence
Public Law & Administrative Law
Judicial Review
Disciplinary Proceedings
Merits Review


Admitted to the Legal Profession:
07 May 1997
Signed Victorian Bar Roll:
27 May 1999


B.A. (Hons), LL.B. (Hons)