Since qualifying as an advocate in 1993 Rob has become one of the Island’s leading litigators. He tends to specialise in commercial litigation cases particularly those involving corporate disputes, insolvency, and asset tracing/recovery. He also advises upon corporate governance and re-organisations.
Prior to jointly founding Long & Humphrey in February 2009, Rob was a partner at Dickinson Cruickshank for 12 years.
Rob is a popular choice for banks and fiduciary institutions seeking advice in respect of contentious issues and has acted for many Manx and UK government departments and bodies.
Rob has lectured in Europe on remedies available to prevent international fraud and in connection with co-operation between jurisdictions. He contributed to FT Law & Tax’s “International Tracing of Assets” wrote a chapter for “Cross-Border Judicial Cooperation in Offshore Litigation” regarding the Island’s ability to provide assistance in multi-jurisdictional corporate insolvency situations.
For a number of years Rob has been recommended in the major legal directories. For many years he has been (and remains) a Legal 500 “leading individual” in dispute resolution. According to Legal 500 2010 “he is a ‘fantastic”, “very capable lawyer'”, the 2011 edition described him as “one of the Island’s most experienced litigation lawyers” whereas the 2015 version stated he was “very sensible” and “calm and collected, and always does the best for his clients” In Chambers and Partners UK and Global Guides he is listed in “Band 1” in dispute resolution. In the 2008 Guides Rob was recommended for being “excellent in both his mastery of briefs and the way he can structure documentation” and his “logical and intelligent viewpoint”, whilst 2009 editions state that he is a “very effective advocate” “who impresses clients with ‘the speed that he grasps complicated issues – and whenever he speaks invariably worth listening to him’”. The 2017 Guides referenced his “wealth of knowledge in complex corporate disputes and commercial litigation. Sources highlight his “commercial awareness” and report that “everything he says is well thought through and accurate”.
Rob works closely with the Company’s Corporate and Commercial team headed by Matt Kinrade.
SpecialitiesBankruptcy Dispute Resolution Employment Insolvency Notarial Regulatory and Compliance
"fantastic, very capable lawyer"
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