Robert practiced as a litigation partner in a firm of Edinburgh solicitors for several years prior to calling to the bar.
He has a wide range of experience in many areas of civil law.
He is particularly highly regarded in the field of family law where he has many years experience in all areas (including adoption, permanency orders, child law, international child abduction, and financial claims arising from cohabitation). He has significant expertise in advising and appearing in cases related to financial provision on divorce. He has been highly ranked in the Chambers UK Guide to the Bar for more than a decade.
He “manages to be both “incredibly thorough and a very tough negotiator”, whilst also being “extremely personable and an advocate who clients really warm to”.” (Chambers UK Guide to the Bar 2013)
“He is meticulous in his preparation, reads everything thoroughly, gives excellent advice and is very straight-talking.” “He is excellent in court, very resilient and assured. A great guy to have in your corner.” (Chambers UK Guide to the Bar 2014)
He is “really easy to work with, prepared, organised and a really fierce negotiator” (Chambers UK Guide to the Bar 2016)
He is “thorough, prepared and organised … even at short notice you can rely on him to be very good” (Chambers UK Guide to the Bar 2017)
He is “a heavyweight in the field of financial provision … excellent in court, very robust and adept at thinking on his feet … knowledgeable and approachable” (Chambers UK Guide to the Bar 2018)
“He is great with clients and has a powerful court presence.” “Thorough, well prepared and thoughtful.” “A skilled and tenacious litigator.” (Chambers UK Guide to the Bar 2019)
“He is very experienced and knows everything there is to know about family law”, “A tenacious litigator with excellent organisational skills” (Chambers UK Guide to the Bar 2020).”
Mobile: 07739 639077
Email: Robert Hayhow KC