Robert has a broad civil litigation practice focused on Intellectual Property, Professional Negligence and Personal Injury. He handles a wide range of claims including multi-claimant £multi-million professional negligence cases concerning off-plan property developments and complicated cases concerning patents.

He has appeared as sole counsel in the Court of Appeal & High Court and regularly appears in interlocutory matters, trials and appeals in the County Court.

Prior to commencing practice at the Bar, Robert was employed as a scientist at AstraZeneca, worked at Molecular Profiles on patent infringement testing of pharmaceutical drug substances & drug products and on a multi-national patent litigation case concerning extended wear contact lenses in the IP/IT department at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.

Robert has a keen interest in pharmaceutical patents and has been invited to give presentations and chair sessions at international conferences in this field, including Assa International IWPCPS-13.

He is known for his attention to detail and achieving the best result for the client even in the most challenging case.

Away from Hardwicke Robert is a reef aquarium enthusiast.


BSc. (Hons) (Chemistry)
PhD (Synthetic Organic Chemistry)

Professional Associations

Royal Society of Chemistry Law Interest Group
Intellectual Property Bar Association
Personal Injury Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association

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