Barrister at Law, Davis Legal
Former President, Queensland Law Society
Research expertise and activities
Since 2006 Rob has worked as a barrister - practising throughout QLD, NSW and the ACT. After first being admitted to legal practice in 1979 as a solicitor, Rob obtained a Masters degree in law and a bachelor of social science. Between 2001-2003 Rob served two terms as National President of the Australian lawyers Alliance (a National Association of Solicitors, Barristers and associated professionals which is committed to the preservation of human rights and freedoms); in 1999-2000 he served as a Governor on the Board of Governors of the American Trial Lawyers Association; and in 2004-2005 Rob was the President of the Queensland Law Society.
Rob has served appointments as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bond University and more recently, in 2002-2005 as an Adjunct Professor of the University of Queensland. Rob has also twice received the Civil Justice Award presented by the Australian Lawyers Alliance (once at National level, and once in Queensland) for his work in advancing the rights of injured people in Australia.