Year of Call: 1993


BA (Hons), Post Graduate Diploma In Law


Rob is a specialist children law practitioner. A large proportion of his work involves complex public and private Children Act cases. He represents Guardians, parents and local authorities. He is regularly instructed by the Official Solicitor and has represented vulnerable adults at the Court of Protection. Rob has been instructed by the NSPCC

He has particular expertise in the following areas:

  • Serious injuries to children; infant death and near fatal injuries
  • Complex neglect/emotional abuse
  • Sexual abuse of children, child pornography; he has extensive experience of representing child and adult victims of inter-familial and/or generational abuse
  • Head injury and other complex medical injury cases
  • Complex private law proceedings; representation of rule 9.5 Guardians and parents
  • Cases involving learning disability and Mental Health Act issues
  • Factitious/Induced illness
  • Cases involving the death of a parent
  • Adoption, Special Guardian and Wardship
  • Case management in concurrent criminal cases

He practices at every level of the family court system and is regularly instructed in High Court Cases.

He has extensive experience of legal advice work and teaching. He has worked as an advisor to a Law Centre and to a number of voluntary groups.

Professional Memberships

The Association of Lawyers for Children
Bar Pro Bono Unit
The Haldane Society