Originally from Clitheroe, Robert went on from Grammar School to obtain a Law degree at Aberystwyth University before beginning his legal career in Birmingham, where he qualified and practised until 1996. After deciding that his spiritual home lay in the North, he joined a commercial practice in Leeds, before joining us in February 2006.
Robert is the head of the commercial property department as well as being the managing partner of the Practice and remains committed to continuing the firm’s core principle of employing qualified and experienced solicitors and staff to ensure a high quality, professional and personal service to our clients.
Having qualified as a Solicitor in 1991, Robert has almost three decades of experience in a wide variety of property matters, both commercial and residential. His specialism is commercial property but his experience ranges from disposals and acquisitions of large property portfolios, landlord and tenant and development work, and business sales and purchases through to domestic sales, purchases and remortgages.
Some notable transactions which Robert has completed include the sale of a high class business park for £10m and heading up a team of lawyers dealing with the property aspects (involving over 100 properties) of the sale of a travel company to a well known tour operator. He is unwaveringly committed to securing a positive outcome whether it be a major commercial transaction or a more modest domestic one.
Accustomed to working under pressure to achieve tight deadlines in the commercial world, Robert enjoys the incredible variety of work at Newstead & Walker. His greatest pleasure is not the intellectual challenges which such work brings, satisfying as that may be, but simply delivering client satisfaction.
Married with three children, Robert’s interests include triathlon (training and competing), art (appreciating and attempting) and his children (fetching and paying for, apparently).