Robert is a Solicitor Advocate, accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in both Medical Negligence and Personal Injury law, and has previously won ‘Specialist of the Year’ at the Scottish Legal Awards.
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 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 solicitor for the Crown Estate (Scotland).
A former Prince of Wales' Ambassador for Corporate Social Responsibility in Scotland, Robert was also previously a Board member of Scottish Business in the Community. He is a Past President of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and the Society of Solicitors in the Supreme Court, and sits on the Council of both bodies.
Outside of work, Robert enjoys running, now pretty slowly. He also has a passion for the development of sustainable economic growth, and is always in search of hotspots where communities can flourish and environmental concerns can be addressed.