Rob is an associate in the property, energy and construction team in the Kennedys Dubai office. Rob was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in May 2019 and practised at one of Australia’s top-tier law firms until May 2021.

Rob specialises in dispute resolution and has acted in international arbitrations, construction litigation, class actions, and a variety of contentious insurance disputes including professional indemnity, general liability and warranty and indemnity claims. Rob currently acts for insurers and their insureds in a variety of large loss matters across the UK and the Middle East region.

Rob spent his first 3 years of practice working in Sydney, Australia, acting primarily for clients in the financial services industry and advising on large scale commercial disputes and regulatory issues specific to the insurance industry.

Qualifications:

  • Qualified in Australia in 2019

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Distinction, University of Sydney (2014)
  • Juris Doctor (JD), University of Sydney (2018)

Work highlights

  • Representing a global software firm against one of its former clients in relation to allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct in an ACICA arbitration.
  • Representing a major Australian retail bank against two U.S based investment funds in relation to allegations of conspiracy to manipulate benchmark financial derivatives.
  • Acting for an insurance broker in a coverage dispute commenced by a consortium of institutional investors in relation to a claim made under a warranty and indemnity policy providing cover in relation to an acquisition with a transaction value of $A 1.2 billion (approximate $US 915 million).
  • Defending a self-insured statutory corporation from allegations of misleading and deceptive conduct, and unconscionable conduct in its execution of a public tender for services.
  • Advising a major financial services firm in relation to the resolution of hundreds of retail consumer complaints regarding improper financial advice following The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.