Robert is the head of the London branch of the dispute resolution department. Robert joined Healys in September 2005.
Practice Area/ Department
Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Partner in the commercial litigation department principally dealing with contractual, partnership and shareholder disputes and claimant professional negligence work.
Robert has broad experience in commercial litigation to include: IT disputes; banking and other fraud; claimant professional negligence; partnership and shareholder disputes; insolvency; breach of warranty claims and other contractual disputes.
Robert often shares the risks of litigation with his clients by acting on various forms of conditional fee agreements. By way of example:
"I had to seek the advice of Robert Johnson in the commercial litigation department. I am extremely glad that I did – in January I was awarded substantial damages for a wrong that I had suffered. Although the whole process is obviously a fraught one which is not to be undertaken lightly, Robert has helped me through with confidence, calmness and assuredness. His knowledge of both the law and the due process were excellent whilst maintaining an awareness of my commercial needs. It is undoubtedly true to say that during the time that the litigation lasted, I viewed Robert as a partner as well as an advisor, in no small part because he and Healys shared the commercial risk by undertaking the matter on a "no win, no fee" basis. Without his marvellous support I would not have had the courage to take action and would not be in the happy state that I find myself in today."
Sherborne Land Limited
Robert has established a small but dynamic claimant professional negligence practice that has grown in reputation and is driven by results. Last year (2010/11), Robert's practice was listed in the Legal 500 as it is this year and with an improved ranking. Read what Robert's clients have to say about him and his practice on his testimonials page (click here).
Prior to joining Healys in 2005, Robert had previously been a partner in a large regional firm and before that he was an associate solicitor in a large city practice.
Robert has a wide range of commercial skills: management of people, cases and project; communications; negotiations; research; analysis and identification of key issues; undertaking clients' businesses; estimating, monitoring and dealing with budgets, tactical and strategic thinking; assessment of strength of cases. He is a well-rounded, balanced individual who works effectively alone and as part/leader of a team.
Professional Negligence Lawyers' Association (PNLA)
London Solicitors' Litigation Association.
2005 - Partner, Healys LLP
2002 - 2005 Partner, Taylor Walton LLP
1987 - 2002 Associate, Simmons & Simmons
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