Robert graduated from the University of Tasmania in December 2007 with a combined degree in Commerce and Law. He obtained a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the University of Tasmania in 2008.
In August 2008, Robert was admitted as a Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Tasmania and joined Douglas & Collins as a graduate in February 2009. Robert became a director of the firm in July 2017.
Robert generally practices in property law, commercial law and estate law areas.
Robert was a past member of the Northern Young Lawyers Committee (2011–2015) and was the committee’s Treasurer for 2011/2012. Robert became a member of the Law Society of Tasmania’s Council in May 2018. He is also a currently a member of the Property and Commercial Law Committee.