Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution


Rob is an experienced lawyer who advises clients across a broad range of contentious matters. Rob regularly represents commercial organisations, regulatory bodies, charities and individuals. Always mindful of reputational, cost and other relevant considerations, Rob regularly helps his clients avoid and resolve disputes in a commercially sensitive and pragmatic way, often before proceedings are commenced at Court. Rob also represents clients before the High Court and County Court, in arbitrations, adjudications, and other dispute resolution forums, including mediation. Rob is regularly appointed as a Supervising Solicitor and provides pro bono advice at a law centre.

Examples of recent or ongoing work

  • Contested trusts, probate and legacy disputes
  • Contractual disputes and tortious claims, including professional negligence actions
  • Intellectual property disputes including trade marks, passing off, domain names and copyright infringement actions
  • Procurement and Judicial Review challenges
  • Construction and other building related disputes
  • Fraud and asset recovery (including applications for injunctive relief, search and asset freezing orders, delivery up and evidence preservation orders)
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Banking and other financial disputes
  • Experienced in all major forms of dispute resolution including litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation
  • Advisor to regulatory bodies
  • Advocate in the High Court, County Court, for Regulators and before the Intellectual Property Office
  • Supervising solicitor of search orders

Qualifications and career

  • East London University BA (Hons) Business Administration
  • College of Law London (CPE/LPC)
  • Admitted as a solicitor, 1999
  • Partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite, 2006

Pro bono, memberships and appointments

  • Member of London Solicitor Litigation Association, Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association, Institute of Legacy Management
  • Provider of pro bono advice at a legal advice centre
  • Co-author of Jordan's Charities Administrative Service handbook and contributor to other publications including "Entrepreneur's Guide to Business"