Robert defends and prosecutes in equal measure.
He is known for his excellent oral and written advocacy, attention to detail, and outstanding client care. Clients describe him as ‘really really brilliant’, praise his ‘empathy and affable nature’, and describe him as ‘a true testimony to what a barrister should be’. Robert has particular expertise in representing young people, and people with a range of mental health and other vulnerabilities.
His submissions in the Court of Appeal have been described as “carefully constructed and able” and as having “commendable succinctness and force”.
Before pupillage, Robert worked for two and a half years as a paralegal and police representative in a highly-rated criminal defence team in East London, assisting partners litigating a range of criminal matters from low level assaults to allegations of rape and murder. Robert is also experienced in matters arising from legal aid costs determinations.
Robert has experience litigating civil injunctions under the Antisocial Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, Part 1 (Anti-social behaviour injunctions) at all stages from application to appeal.
Criminal Bar Association
Young Fraud Lawyers’ Association
Grade 2 CPS Counsel
Awards, Qualifications & Other
Advocacy and the Vulnerable Training, Inner Temple, July 2019.
Youth Justice Legal Centre Youth Justice Specialist Training, March 2019.
Harmsworth Scholarship for the Bar Professional Training Course, April 2014.
LLB (Hons), Law. University of Sussex. LLM (Merit), Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, University of Sussex.
Robert Levack is approved to accept instructions direct from international and UK clients on a direct access basis, without the need for a solicitor intermediary in appropriate cases.