Full Name: Robert Taylor CV / Resume
Phone: +61 3 9225 6780
Mobile: 0411 257 448
Chambers: Castan Chambers
Room: 1811
Date of Admission: 4 Sep 1995
Called to the Bar: 30 Nov 1995


Robert practices in a range of areas that have as a common theme the regulation and control of Industries and Corporations. He has been involved in advising significant investigations for various regulatory bodies. Cases of significance have included the representation of multinationals and government agencies involved in environmental incidents and shipping collisions involving loss of life at sea. Robert has appeared for the Chief Commissioner of Police in Coronial proceedings involving deaths in custody and police shootings and high speed pursuits. He has also acted for individual police in similar circumstances. Robert has successfully defended companies charged with Occupational Health & Safety matters and continues to advise a range of organisations in this regard.  The types of matters Robert handles have involved significant preparation for Court and on going long term advice to agencies and investigators. Prior to joining the Bar, Robert worked at the Victorian Government Solicitor's Office and as a Police Prosecutor and instructor on the Police Prosecutor's Course. Robert is a past member of the Victorian Bar Readers' Course. He also has been involved in the presentation of legal training on a voluntary basis to members of the Attorney-General's Department and Director of Public Prosecutions staff in Papua New Guinea.

Robert is listed in the Doyle's Guide 2019 for Leading Victorian Employment and WHS Junior Counsel. Robert was recognised as Preeminent Workplace Health and Safety Law Junior Counsel for 2020 and 2021.

Recently, Robert co-chaired a discussion on the new 'Workplace Manslaughter Laws' introduced in Victoria on 1 July, 2020. Click here to view the discussion.


Areas of Practice

Common Law

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

Criminal Law

  • Corporate / White Collar Crime
  • Health & Safety

Environmental Law & Planning Law

  • Planning Offences

Industrial Relations Law & Employment Law

  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S)

Inquests, Inquiries, Tribunals & Commissions

  • Coronial Inquests
  • Royal Commissions

Public Law & Administrative Law

  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Judicial Review

Also Entitled to Practice in

  • Federal Court of Australia
  • High Court of Australia
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • Tasmania
From 19 Nov 2009, liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.

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