Robert is a Solicitor Advocate who has previously won ‘Specialist of the Year’ at the Scottish Legal Awards for his work in healthcare and medical negligence litigation.
Robert’s 30 years in commercial and personal injuries litigation includes claims for members of the Royal College of Nursing and a wide range of individual clients and institutional clients. He advises public bodies, including regulators, on the interpretation of their governing legislation, and acts on their behalf when their decisions or actions are challenged. Robert is our lead partner for Crown Estate Scotland and Scotmid.
He is a Regent of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the RSA. He is also a Fellow of Strathclyde Business School and a former Prince of Wales’ Ambassador for Corporate Social Responsibility in Scotland. Robert is a Past President of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and the Society of Solicitors in the Supreme Court, and is a member of the Fair Work Convention and the Edinburgh and South-East Scotland City Region Deal Regional Enterprise Council. Robert chairs the Edinburgh Airport Consultative Committee and the East Lothian Advice Consortium.
Outside of work, Robert enjoys running, now pretty slowly. He also has a passion for a fair and green agenda, how we can be better ancestors, and is always in search for intersections where communities can flourish and environmental concerns can be addressed.