Robert is a charity lawyer with more than 30 years’ experience advising charities and not-for-profits, and schools. He is experienced in advising clients on applications for charity registrations, high-profile charity investigations, charity disputes and mergers.

Robert is an ex-Charity Commission lawyer who holds a PhD in Charity Law and is the author of The Law of Charitable Status: Maintenance and Removal (CUP, 2008) and Charity in the NHS: Policy and Practice (Jordans, 1998).

Robert holds an LLM in Canon Law (Distinction) and offers canon and charity law advice to religious charities. In particular, Catholic and Church of England Churches turn to Robert for his expertise in canon law, and he advises them on their ecclesial rights and obligations.

Robert also provides legal advice to independent schools and faith schools.