In recent years, Robert has obtained significant experience in a broad range of areas including class actions and professional negligence matters. For example, he has:

  • acted for the Linking Melbourne Authority in proceedings relating to the East West Link project, a road project in Victoria;
  • provided advice to government;
  • acted in professional negligence disputes;
  • acted as junior counsel in a number of class actions � including the Vioxx class action, the Thalidomide class action and the Timbercorp class action;
  • conducted investigations for a national sporting body;
  • appeared in disciplinary proceedings;
  • acted as a mediator.

Robert is very experienced in conducting substantial arbitrations, coronial inquests and disciplinary tribunal hearings. He has appeared in contempt proceedings, asset confiscation proceedings and insolvency proceedings (including liquidator’s examinations).

Robert is a qualified arbitrator (Resolution Institute); he is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb); he is an accredited mediator under the National Mediator Accreditation System; he is on the Victorian Small Business Commissioner’s List of External Mediators; and he is a member of the Office of Franchising Mediation Adviser’s panel of mediators.

He is a member of the Victorian Amateur Football Association Tribunal; and he is the honorary lawyer to the Royal Historical Society of Victoria Inc.

Robert’s CV, including a selection of cases in which he has been involved, may be viewed here.

From 01 Jul 2008, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards legislation.

Castan Chambers
460 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

DX 86, Melbourne

Telephone: +61 3 9225 6726
Facsimile: +61 3 9225 6355
Clerk: +61 3 9225 6777

Clerk: Young’s List
Owen Dixon Chambers West
Grd Flr, 525 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Admitted to Practice: 07 May 1997
Signed Bar Roll: 27 May 1999
Appointed Silk: 23 November 2017
Nationally Accredited Mediator: 20 December 2012
Also Admitted in: Entitled to practice in all Australian jurisdictions

Field of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial
  • Equity
  • Public/Administrative