Call: 1986 QC: 2001
A “top-rate silk” who “prides himself on sorting the wheat from the chaff and identifying the issues that are worth pursuing”, Roger has a pre-eminent reputation in the resolution of the most complex, high value and high profile disputes. Roger has almost 30 years of experience working for every type of client in relation to disputes all over the world. He is regularly appointed as both Counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations. Roger regularly appears in cases of the highest importance and at the highest level – for instance for the successful Defendants in the seminal case before the Supreme Court BPE v Hughes-Holland which established the true nature and scope of the principles governing the award of damages against professionals.
Roger has received numerous plaudits being described in the Directories as "a great cross-examiner who is absolutely razor sharp and has an amazing facility in court"; “another great example of sheer brilliance…his wide practice covers general professional negligence claims as well as construction claims, all of which he handles with ‘natural ease and the greatest of style’”; “he is phenomenal and has cross-examination skills beyond compare”; “if something looks like it might turn into a fight he’s your man”; "Every word he says counts"; "a modern silk: he's straightforward, courteous and clever" whose "top reputation has led to him being instructed on some of the highest-profile cases that have been fought"; as being able to “articulate the most complex concepts with simplicity and brevity”; “he prepares extremely well and has a very calming approach with clients. They feel very at ease with his advice"; “great choice for heavyweight matters”; “a deeply impressive performer”; “a razor-sharp and formidable opponent”; “tenacious”; “commercially savvy” and “an extremely able counsel, who is very attuned to what material will assist the tribunal.”
He is with John Powell Q.C. one of the two general editors of Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability (Sweet & Maxwell, 7th Edition 2012) and has been an editor since the 3rd Edition (1992). He has twice been awarded the Chambers & Partners Professional Negligence Silk of the Year (in 2007 and 2010). He is a Recorder and appointed to sit in theTechnology and Construction Court.
M.A. LLM (Cantab)