Robert is a Senior Partner at Samuel Phillips and specialises in employment and business matters.
He grew up in the North East, attending the Durham Choristers school, and the Newcastle Royal Grammar School. He graduated from Newcastle University with a 2:1 in law in 1981 and was admitted as a solicitor in 1984. He is a Deputy District Judge and a Past President of Newcastle Law Society. He is an ACAS approved arbitrator.
He advises in relation to employment and shareholder disputes, including pensions and related issues. He deals with contracts and discrimination claims, as well as advising business on methods of avoiding disputes. He also provides training on employment and business related matters. Having considerable experience in running a business, he understands how businesses operate. He is experienced in Shareholder Agreements, LLP and Company Disputes and business transfers, whether as going concerns or insolvencies. Sadly, Robert confesses to anorak tendencies as regards TUPE.
He works within the Health and Education Sector. He has represented Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Northumbria Police in employment related matters for a number of years. He has conducted a number of high profile discrimination claims.