Robert specialises in shipping and trade, focusing mainly on commercial contractual issues and dispute resolution arising from charterparties, bills of lading, casualty investigation and pollution. Robert is highly regarded for his work in P&I and hull insurance matters.
Admitted to practice in Australia in 1977 and England & Wales in 1982. Associate to Sir Keith Aickin in the High Court of Australia in 1977-1978. Was a founding partner of HFW in Australia in 2006 and the author of the book "Problems involving Bills of Lading in International Trade".