Robert has a broad commercial practice with a particular focus on general commercial, construction, competition/trade practices and class action litigation in the Federal and State Courts, as well as on commercial arbitration matters.
Robert has acted in a wide range of commercial disputes in the Federal Court, the Victorian Court of Appeal, the Supreme Courts of Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory, and the High Court of England and Wales. Robert has also acted in a significant number of arbitrations, including ACICA, ICSID, ICC, LCIA and IAMA arbitrations, and is a member of the Chartered Institutue of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and ACICA.
Before coming to the Bar, Robert was a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution group at King & Wood Mallesons (previously Mallesons Stephen Jaques). Prior to that, he was an Associate in the Litigation/Arbitration group at Shearman & Sterling LLP in London. He was previously also an Associate to Justice Mansfield in the Federal Court of Australia.
Robert holds a first class Master of Law degree from the University of Cambridge (with a commercial law specialisation) and a Bachelor of Law degree with first class honours from Bond University.
Robert is also a member of Hanson Chambers in Adelaide and is available to appear in, and/or advise in relation to, proceedings in South Australia.
•‘Arbitration: the method of choice for international dispute resolution’ November 2016 Law Society of South Australia Bulletin
•“A Matter of Class: Start with a Checklist” August 2014 Law Institute Journal 28
•'Three Quarrelling Parties, Two Oral Contracts and a Claim in Restitution?'  Restitution Law Review 51
•'Implied Undertaking: Express Reform Required' (2008) 34 Monash University Law Review 147
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Qualifications: BA (Bond); LLB (Hons) (Bond); LLM (Cantab)