Robert joined 42 Bedford Row in October 2021 after successfully completing pupillage in chambers. He has a broad civil practice and accepts instructions in all of chambers’ core areas. Before joining chambers, Robert worked for a legal start-up advising companies on private equity investments into their business.
Robert accepts instructions on behalf of both landlords (private and social) and tenants in a broad range of claims including possession, rent arrears, disrepair and homelessness appeals. He also represents parties in Environmental Protection Act prosecutions and regularly appears in applications made under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act.
During pupillage, Robert acted as a junior in a multi-track disrepair and disability discrimination claim. He also assisted his supervisor, Mathew McDermott in a rent repayment order appeal (Kowalek v Hassanein UKUT 2021) and an appeal by way of case stated on the question of service (Allen v London Borough of Ealing EWHC 948).
Robert also advises and drafts pleadings in a range of residential and commercial property matters.
Robert accepts instructions in all employment related matters. During pupillage Robert has been instructed to draft lists of issues and witness statements for employment matters and has received positive feedback for his drafting. Robert has also assisted with cases involving discrimination, equal pay and unfair dismissal.
Robert regularly represents both Claimants and Defendants in claims arising out of road traffic accidents, including personal injury and credit hire claims. He accepts instructions in small claims trials, infant settlement approval hearings, stage 3 hearings, credit hire disputes, fast-track claims and case management hearings. He also accepts instructions to draft pleadings and advise on liability and quantum in personal injury matters.