Since the commencement of his practice Robert has advised on and acted in a large number of planning matters, including:
- Acting, with Morag Ellis QC, on behalf of Brighton and Hove City Council in a seven-week inquiry into the proposed redevelopment of Brighton Marina.
- Appearing, with James Findlay QC, in R (on the application of Garner) v Elmbridge Borough Council  EWCA Civ 1006, the leading case on the grant of Protective Costs Orders in judicial review challenges to planning permissions;
- Appearing for Chichester District Council in a number of multi-day planning inquiries regarding the use of land within the District for a gypsy sites. These inquires raised issues inter alia of gypsy status, Article 8 of the ECHR, and impact on a European Protected Species
- Representing Wycombe District Council in a two-day planning inquiry into proposed residential development within the Green Belt (Green Belt policy; viability of employment use)
- Representing Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council in a two-day planning inquiry into a proposed development of 65 residential units (Visual Amenity and Landscape; Highway Safety)
- Representing Wycombe District Council in a three-day planning inquiry into a proposed housing development (Visual Amenity and Landscape);
- Representing Brecon Beacons National Park Authority in an appeal relating to a proposed development of 7 house residential scheme in the National Park (Landscape Amenity; Density; Affordable Housing);
- Appearing for Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council in a two-day appeal against the LPA’s refusal to approve details relating to a Biomass Power Station (Visual Amenity; Noise)
- Representing Brighton and Hove City Council in a four-day inquiry into a proposed 72 flat, residential scheme (Visual Amenity; Housing Land Supply; Private Amenity Space)
- Appearing for Thanet District Council in a two-day inquiry in relation to an application for a Certificate of Lawful Existing Use
- Acting for the interested party in the Court of Appeal in Leeds Group Plc v (1) Leeds City Council, (2) Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, (3) Jones  EWCA Civ 1447, in which the appellants (unsuccessfully) argued that applying the new definition of a town or village green brought in by CROW Act 2000 to use of land prior to enactment would be contrary to the presumption against retrospectivity and breach their Article 1 Protocol 1 rights.
- Acting as part of a team of three barristers from chambers who advised on an application to the Infrastructure Planning Committee in relation to the development of a Nuclear Power Station
- Appearing for a number of local authorities in enforcement appeals.
During his pupillage Robert gained experience of a wide variety of planning matters including section 78 and enforcement appeals, judicial review of planning permissions, challenges to the validity of the plan-making process and section 187B injunctions.
Robert also presented a paper on Town and Village Greens at the seminar Planning and Local Government Issues for Wales in September 2009