Robert practices civil litigation, with extensive experience in insurance, personal injury, aviation, product liability, administrative and employment matters. He appears regularly in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and before (and as counsel to) a number of administrative tribunals.
Prior to founding HTL&N in 2003, Robert was a partner at Campney & Murphy for 26 years.
Robert has served as an ad hoc member of the Conduct Review Sub-Committee of the Law Society of British Columbia and as a Vice-Chair of the International Insurance Section of the Federation of Defence and Corporate Counsel of America (FDCC) of which he has been a member since 1991. He is a member of the International Society of Insurance Law, the Aviation Insurance Association, the B.C. Aviation Council and the Trucking Industry Defence Association as well as several sections of the Canadian Bar Association, including the civil litigation and insurance sections.
Robert is a frequent Continuing Legal Education author and instructor, as well as a lecturer for the Professional Legal Training Course (PLTC). He has presented papers to professionals throughout Canada and the U.S. on a variety of topics and has written extensively in the areas of insurance defence, aviation, products liability and professional responsibility. Some recent articles include:
- Co-Author, “Warranties, Express and Implied: The Sales of Goods Act and Consumer Protection Legislation” in Product Liability 2010 (Vancouver, B.C.: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, September 2010)
- Co-Author, “The Doctrine of Forum Non Conveniens: Canada and the United States Compared” (2009), (60)1 FDCC Quarterly 3
- Co-Author, “Why are We Here? Jurisdiction Simpliciter and Forum non Conveniens” Canadian Defence Lawyers, The Big Bang – Annual General Meeting, June 4-5, 2009, Vancouver, B.C.
- Co-Author (with Greg Palm and Tanya Martin), “Who Can Be Sued in an Employment Action? – The Liability of Persons or Entities Other than the Nominal Employer for Wrongful Dismissal and Related Claims”, a paper prepared for the Lorman Education Services programme “Employment Law from A to Z in British Columbia”, April 2005
- Co-Author (with Tanya Martin), “Defending Cost of Future Care”, a paper prepared for the Continuing Legal Education programme “Defending Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Cases”, November 2003.
- Co-Author (with Tanya Martin), “A Practical Guide to Choosing Experts in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Cases”, a paper prepared for the Continuing Legal Education programme “Defending Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Cases”, November 2003.
University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Laws (1972)
University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Economics (1969)
British Columbia (1974)