Robert is frequently called upon to advise on regulatory issues and appear in regulatory proceedings. He very much enjoys the opportunity that regulatory matters provide to undertake a detailed analysis of the wider circumstances of a situation from a different perspective. For instance, he has been involved in disciplinary proceedings concerning the collapse of a criminal prosecution for rape.
Robert’s wider expertise in public law, inquests, information law and personal injury make him ideally suited to regulatory proceedings. He is often called upon to use his knowledge of other areas to assist regulatory bodies.
Re PC X (2018): Gross-Misconduct proceedings in relation to a police officer who was found to have misled her insurance company in the aftermath of a road traffic collision.
Re PC Y (2016): Gross-Misconduct proceedings in relation to a police officer who had inappropriately become involved in an incident involving her partner. She had previously been acquitted of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, but was dismissed from the police.