Rob came to the Bar after a 20 year career as a project manager in the building and construction industry. He has qualifications in building, project management and law.
Rob is a skilled and nationally accredited mediator, an experienced grade 1 arbitrator and expert determiner. He is also an experienced adjudicator under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 1999.
Rob’s skills include his ability to listen, to help clients understand their legal position and then to develop appropriate tactics for managing and/or resolving their disputes.
With his unique mix of practical and legal experience Rob is able to offer clients sensible, calculated, legal advice. This extends to “front end” contractual and strategic advice when projects are being established, or when disputes of various kinds arise, during or after construction.
Rob is a part time lecturer at The University of Technology, Sydney in the elective subject Building & Construction Law, which he designed himself and has delivered for many years.
He regularly presents lectures and seminars on topics such as expert evidence, mediation and expert determination (this includes presenting papers at national conferences such as The National Mediator Conference held in Canberra during 2019.)
Rob was also a finalist for “Arbitrator of the Year” at the 2019 Australasian Law Awards.