An exceptional family lawyer who consistently delivers an impeccable service.Legal 500 2023
Patient, intelligent and articulate.Legal 500 2022
Very organised and presents his cases extremely well.Legal 500 2022
Great attention to detail and a sharp mind.Legal 500 2021
I have worked closely with Carina Smith and Robert Emmett on a number of matters. They are both high quality lawyers, hugely competent, insightful and very client focused. They are committed to their clients, ensuring that their cases are immaculately prepared and the clients are carefully and sensibly advised at every stage of the process. I have found them to be accessible, and very happy to work in partnership with counsel.Legal 500 2023
Formerly of RadcliffesLeBrasseur, Robert is a Partner in our family law team, specialising in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious family law matters and has particular expertise in the financial consequences of marital and relationship breakdown.
Many of Robert’s cases involve international dimensions, including assets located overseas, offshore investments and trusts, and competing legal systems. He has extensive litigation experience and is frequently instructed in high value financial cases.
Robert is also experienced at advising on matters concerning children, including child arrangements, financial provision for children (including applications for financial support under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989) and specific issues, such as schooling and relocation (both domestic and international), and regularly acts for clients in private law children proceedings.
Robert has a strong practice advising clients in relation to pre and post nuptial agreements and living together agreements. He also acts for clients in relation to cohabitation disputes and advises in relation to property rights arising under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.
Clients include business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals in the financial, healthcare and legal sectors.
- WM v HM (2017) EWFC 25
(Linear approach to historic valuation of a high value manufacturing business, special contribution, sharing principle and pre-marital property issues)