Robert is a barrister and an experienced litigator. His work involves a wide range of commercial and corporate disputes. He has particular expertise in complex fraud cases (frequently working alongside specialist criminal lawyers), contractual disputes, asset tracing, claims against directors, and shareholder disputes.

Robert is regularly instructed to act against leading firms, acting for individuals, entrepreneurs, companies and their shareholders, with an approximately equal amount of claimant and defendant work. He has been consistently ranked in the leading directories for a number of years.

Much of Robert’s work involves an international element; he frequently works with lawyers from other jurisdictions, he has acted for and advised national governments on asset recovery strategies, he is a registered practitioner in the courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre, and he has acted as Privy Council agent in a number of appeals.

Robert was previously a committee member of the Fraud Lawyers’ Association and an elected member of the Bar Council.

  • He defends his clients’ interests in a commercial and practical way.

    Chambers UK 2021

  • Robert is very sound and knowledgeable. He is also very good with clients and takes the time to look after them.

    Chambers UK 2021

  • He is fantastic.

    Chambers UK 2021

  • Robert Lawrie is a formidable opponent in civil fraud. His negotiation skills are excellent and he has very good judgment.

    The Legal 500 2021