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Robert Hogarth

Civil and Commercial Mediator


Practice Overview

Robert has over 25 years' experience as a solicitor representing contractors, insurers and employers in construction disputes.  His specialist knowledge includes professional negligence, PFI and outsourcing in addition to construction.  Robert has been on TeCSA's panel of adjudicators since it was formed.  Over the years Robert has been involved in a wide variety of commercial disputes outside construction.


Professional Background 

Robert has a law degree from Oxford University and was at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain for his whole career as a solicitor.  He was Senior Partner of the firm from 2008 to 2014 and head of the Construction & Projects Group until he retired from partnership in April 2018. 



"...I thought you did incredibly well yesterday and I would have no hesitation in recommending you as I have already." Solicitor 2018 


Robert was awarded Client Choice UK construction lawyer of the year in 2013. 


He is ranked individually as a construction lawyer in Chambers Directory.


Very good at understanding the end goal and resolving issues on a commercial basis (Chambers 2017)


He's very pragmatic and provides no-nonsense plain English legal advice with an eye on keeping costs to the minimum (Chambers 2016)


He is an 'exceptional operator' (Legal 500, 2016)


Perhaps his single biggest asset is his ability to listen and adapt to the needs of clients Client Choice 2013


Other Experience 

Robert is Editor of 'Construction law for the Insurance Industry' in its second edition with Oxford University Press.


Robert devised 'Dispute Navigator', RPC's proprietary Excel tool for modelling litigation risk and settlement values.


Personal Interests

Cycling, golf, theatre, film, music

Areas of Specialism

  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Professional Negligence

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