Instructed in some of the most high profile trials of the recent years including R v Martin (the New Year's eve shootings of Leticia Shakespeare and Charlene Ellis) and R v McGing (the manslaughter of detainees in Iraq by British Servicemen), he has become the premier choice for solicitors in cases that demand thorough and complex analysis, sensitive client care and robust advocacy.
He is regularly instructed to defend cases as first junior in large-scale multi-handed fraud and murder and has also acted as sole defence counsel in matters of serious violence (including attempted murder) and, most commonly, on behalf of defendants accused of high-value money laundering offences.
Robert co-authored the first edition of the Solicitors' Handbook on Money Laundering (Buckles LLP 2007) and has been invited to give CPD-accredited lectures on this topic and other areas of financial crime across the country.
Robert also has an active international criminal practice. He is currently instructed to advise on the investigation into corruption by members of the Government of the Turks and Caicos Islands. He has also been instructed to advise clients in cases involving war crimes and general abuses of human rights in Sierra Leone.