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Robert Bourns

Robert Bourns


+44 (0)333 006 0266

About Robert

Robert is an experienced advocate and employment lawyer, with particular expertise relating to TUPE, insolvency, partnership (including LLP), the exiting of senior executives and partners and issues concerning professional conduct.

Robert has much experience in the management and development of a growing business, having held the role of Managing Partner of the firm for six years, and Senior Partner for four consecutive terms.

He is a former president of The Law Society and is one of five representatives for the City of London constituency. He is also a member of the Law Society's Equality & Diversity committee.

As a past Secretary and President of Bristol Law Society and Secretary of the Association of South Western Law Societies, Robert has been and remains actively engaged in the debate around regulatory change in the legal profession.

Robert is a trustee of a number of local and national charities, focusing on education and furthering the aspirations and ambitions of young people. He is Chair of the Quartet Community Foundation, A Member of the Society of Merchant Venturers and a Deputy Lieutenant for the County and City of Bristol, an honorary title.

Robert qualified in 1980.

Jurisdiction: England and Wales

Recent Experience

  • Senior executive exiting exclusive high end hospitality and travel business. Mix of statutory, contractual and emotional claims to achieve rapid settlement, with continuing benefits.
  • Senior executive exiting business with premium brand attaching to one individual. ‎Settlement to take account of restraints on future activity and protection of brand.
  • Advice to firm on managing departure of member‎ against terms of restrictions on future activity.
  • Advice to continuing shareholder post their removal as director‎ of private company, absent investor agreement or terms of appointment.