Year of Call 1995 Year of Silk 2009
"Widely revered as one of Scotland's most eminent personal injury advocates." "He is extremely adept and willing to take instructions in cases that may create new jurisprudence. He's absolutely superb." - Chambers UK 2019
"Pragmatic, decisive and an excellent negotiator" - Legal 500 2020
Robert 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 and is rated as the Star Individual for Personal Injury work in Chambers
Robert has a particular interest in product liability claims, fatal claims and catastrophic injuries. He was instructed by the defenders in the Vioxx litigation and acts for the pursuers in the group litigations relating to metal on metal hips and vaginal mesh implants. He speaks and writes regularly on personal injury related matters, particularly in relation to damages.
Robert is a legal chairman of the War Pensions Appeal Tribunal and sits on the SRU Discipline Panel. In 2017 he represented the Scotland player Ryan Wilson following an incident in the Calcutta Cup match of that year.
Robert was until December 2013 a member of the Scottish Courts Service Board. He was co-director of Compass until July 2018. 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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