Robert is a highly experienced practitioner who began his legal career with top tier law firm, Simpson Grierson, where he spent 12 years dealing with all manner of land, contract, and Trust related legal issues for both corporate and private clients.
Robert then took up a senior position in one of Dunedin’s larger law firms, where initially he lead the Property, Trusts and Estates team before taking on a specialist role in land contract and infrastructure work, including work for one of New Zealand’s biggest power utility companies.
While looking for a new challenge, and wanting to bring his own ideas and values forward, Robert then took up an opportunity to take over from Grant Dowland and became a Partner at Race Douglas Burke.
Robert work focus is on residential, commercial, and rural property transaction and development work, trusts, Wills and estates, and general commercial.
Robert enjoys the practice of law and meeting people, and assisting them with planning for the future and dealing with issues that arise through their lives.
When Robert isn’t in the office, he can often be found working in his garden while running at the beck and call of his family.