Robert is an experienced commercial litigator practising in all areas of dispute resolution, with a particular focus on commercial contract disputes, shareholder disputes, restraints of trade, property, construction, insurance and corporations law matters.
Robert has conducted litigation in most Australian jurisdictions, as well as previously managing a complex series of litigation as in-house counsel for a private investment firm located in Mayfair, London.
“I help clients avoid disputes and when they arise I help resolve them as efficiently as possible.”
Australasian manufacturer of bearings – acted for the plaintiff in Supreme Court proceedings (including initial successful application for preliminary discovery) concerning allegations of breaches of restraint of trade, inducements of the alleged breaches of restraint, and conspiracy by unlawful means.
Multinational telecommunications company – acted for a defendant in multi party Supreme Court proceedings concerning complicated issues revolving around the effect of contractual indemnity provisions, interpretation of insurance contracts and negligence.
Australian food ingredients manufacturer – acted on behalf of 2 shareholders in a longstanding shareholders dispute involving issues relating to directors duties, access to information, restructuring of the company, post-settlement restraints and oppression claims.
International healthcare group – acted for the plaintiff in multi-party proceedings concerning issues of liability for land contamination, remediation obligations under lease, negligence and misleading and deceptive conduct.
Masters of Laws, University of Melbourne (anticipated completion 2019)
Bachelor of Laws, La Trobe University
Bachelor of Business (Finance), La Trobe University
Member, Law Institute of Victoria
- ASX and Shareholder disputes
- Corporations Act
- Directors’ Duties
- Disputes between Directors
- Franchising Code of Conduct disputes
- Insolvency Bankruptcy and Reconstruction
- Misleading and Deceptive Conduct
- Shareholder Claims
- Workplace Disputes (Employee duties, breaches and fraud)