Robert acts for pursuers and defenders equally and is instructed regularly by most leading firms in Scotland. He is ranked as a leading silk in both Legal 500 and Chambers UK and is rated as the Star Individual for Personal Injury work in Chambers UK.
Robert has a particular interest in product liability claims, fatal claims and catastrophic injuries. He was instructed by the defenders in the Vioxx litigation and acted for the pursuers in the group litigations relating to metal on metal hips and vaginal mesh implants. He is currently involved in the group proceedings relating to vehicle emissions against VW, Mercedes and BMW. He speaks and writes regularly on personal injury related matters, particularly in relation to damages and fatal claims.
Robert is a legal chairman of the War Pensions Appeal Tribunal and sits on the SRU Discipline Panel. In 2017 he represented the Scotland player Ryan Wilson following an incident in the Calcutta Cup match of that year.
Robert is a member of the Scottish Civil Justice Council Working Group on Group Proceedings.