"Incredibly smart, very insightful, and a really impressive family lawyer who delivers terrific results."Legal 500 2024
"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.
Robert’s practice is primarily focused on divorce and matrimonial finance (including pre- and post-nuptial agreements). He also advises in relation to private law children matters, including disputes as to the arrangements for a child, financial claims arising under Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 and international relocation. He is experienced at advising clients in relation to cohabitation disputes and property rights arising under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.
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 complex and high value cases.
Robert’s wide variety of clients (from UK, Europe, US and Middle East) include business owners and entrepreneurs, executives and other city professionals, landowners, and their spouses/partners.
Robert has for several years been listed as a key family lawyer by the Legal 500 in which he has variously been described as ‘an exceptional family lawyer’; ‘incredibly smart’; ‘patient, intelligent and articulate’; ‘very organised’; and with ‘great attention to detail and a sharp mind’.
Away from his desk, Robert enjoys running, swimming and road cycling, and spending time with his family.
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.
- KG v NB  EWFC 160 — variation of an existing maintenance order, cohabitee’s contributions, pooling of resources.
Robert is part of the winning team named Family Law Firm of the Year at the LexisNexis Family Law Awards. He was awarded eprivateclient's Top 35 Under 35 Award in 2019, recognising him as a leading private client practitioner in the UK.