Rob is an experienced trial and appellate advocate with a broad practice incorporating general corporate and commercial law, insolvency, class actions, building and construction and white-collar crime. Recognised by Chambers & Global 2020 as a leading barrister, Rob appears in all jurisdictions in Australia and in domestic and international arbitrations.
Current and recent matters of significance include:
Before coming to the Bar, Rob practised in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group at Blake Dawson (now Ashurst). Whilst at Blakes he completed a Masters degree specialising in commercial and public law for which he was awarded the Dean’s prize for outstanding achievement.
Rob also spent a year as the Associate to Justice Hollingworth of the Supreme Court of Victoria. During that time he gained experience in the Commercial and Equity, Common Law and Criminal Divisions of the Court.
Rob has written and presented papers on a variety of subjects including: the Australian Takeovers Panel; class actions; common law liability of statutory authorities; good faith in Australian contract law; document destruction legislation; and, the termination of contracts.