Robert lives in York and is married. His passions outside of work are cycling, sadly not matched by his ability and family history through which he has discovered strong links to York.
I am committed to finding pragmatic and sensible solutions for couples facing the breakdown of their relationship whether through traditional or alternative methods. Having built up a wealth of experience over 25 years and as a respected member of the local family law community I enable my clients and their families to find dignified and compassionate solutions to these distressing problems in a holistic way.
Robert was born in Leeds in 1964 and obtained his Law degree from Leeds University before qualifying as a solicitor in 1990. Having initially practised in Wetherby, he developed his skills in Goole for four years. Subsequently returning to work in his home city of Leeds he became a partner managing two branch offices.
Robert having recognised client's dissatisfaction with the traditional court based solutions to family breakdown became a member of Resolution gaining specialist accreditation through them and serving on the regional committee until 2013. During 2006 he qualified as a collaborative family lawyer been among the first wave of solicitors offering this successful alternative to court and has developed a strong track record in the area. In 2011 to further enhance options to his clients he qualified as a family mediator enabling him to offer a full range of bespoke solutions to his clients. He has built up a depth of experience and knowledge over 25 years in Divorce, financial settlements and children cases, dealing with complex, high value and high conflict cases with sound advice and good judgement. From December 2014 he has joined Ware & Kay to provide new and existing clients with bespoke high quality advice and empathetic assistance. Robert has also advised on BBC Radio York on matrimonial matters.
"Many thanks again and I would not hesitate to recommend you!"
"Thank you so much for your support. I really appreciate your level of professionalism and speedy actions, especially when I've had the opposite experience with other solicitors."
"I would just like to say a huge thank you for all your professional work, help and efficiency in the last few months. You have been sensitive to my situation, very understanding and have communicated with me every step me the way. I will not hesitate to contact you and Ware and Kay if I need assistance in other matters and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to others
Many thanks again and very best wishes"
"Thank you, once again, for everything you have done. I know I mentioned money, but you have been worth every penny."
"Thank you very much for your very professional and sensitive approach in this matter which has been very difficult for me."
"Thanks for your superb speedy services. First class."
"Thank you so much for all your help advice and support during my divorce. Here's to a new life."
"We both wish to thank you for listening to our son. Your advice and perspective gave us all support. Our appreciation of your support is unreserved."
"Just to say a very BIG thank you for all your input I really appreciate it."
"Thank you for the kindness you showed and the advice offered."
"Thank you for all your hard work and support when divorcing my Ex-Husband."
"Just wanted to say thank you for all the time you have put into my case."
"Many thanks for managing me through the divorce proceedings"