Robert is co-director of Compass Chambers. He acts for pursuers and defenders equally and is instructed regularly by most leading firms in Scotland. He is ranked as a leading silk in both Legal 500 and Chambers.
Robert has a particular interest in occupational stress claims, fatal claims and catastrophic injuries. He speaks and writes regularly on personal injury related matters, particularly in relation to damages. He is also involved in teaching the Personal Injuries Elective to Diploma students at the University of Edinburgh. Robert appears regularly in the Sheriff courts as well as the Court of Session.
Robert was until December 2013 a member of the Scottish Courts Service Board. He is a member of various Faculty committees. In March 2014 he gave evidence to the Justice Committee in relation to the Courts Reform Bill
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