Rob has spent 30 years defending and prosecuting in all areas of Criminal Law but has a particular specialism in cases of rape and other serious sexual offences, as well as other cases involving children and vulnerable witnesses.
He has been involved in numerous cases of historic abuse, involving family members and strangers as Defendants.
Rob has also dealt with many cases involving controlled drugs. He was the Leader in a case of conspiracy to import several million pounds worth of cocaine and more recently defended the organiser of a drug ring operating in Bournemouth and Portsmouth.
His experience has given him a sound knowledge of the Proceeds of Crime Act and Rob is the editor of Chambers’ quarterly Asset Recovery Newsletter.
As a skilled and experienced trainer, he is frequently involved in training for the Police, Local Authorities, Defence Solicitors and the CPS on a wide range of topics including homicide, sexual offences, disclosure, and effective courtroom techniques.
As an accredited advocacy trainer for the Western Circuit, Rob regularly trains Circuit pupils on witness handling and narrative advocacy.