Robert Grey

Year of Call: 1979
Email Address: robert.grey@3pb.co.uk
Secure Email: robert.grey@3paper.cjsm.net
Telephone: 01202 292 101

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Crime

Robert is also a specialist in confiscation and proceeds of crime, and is a member of the Proceeds of Crime Group in Chambers. He lectures in criminal law for CPD purposes, and is chairman of the 3PB Bournemouth criminal law group.

When not appearing in the criminal courts, Robert has a particular interest in contract/sale of goods/limitation actions. In respect of the latter, he conducted the case for the claimant at all levels in the seminal leading House of Lords authority of Stubbings v Webb [1993] AC 498.

Robert specialises in crime with an emphasis on very serious sex, drugs and fraud cases. He both prosecutes and defends. He is also a specialist in confiscation and proceeds of crime matters. He also undertakes working involving contract/sale of goods/limitation actions.

Notable recent cases:
R v Hill (2014), complex multi-handed cocaine trial;
R v Dibbs (2014), complex murder case;
R v Aljerrari (2014), perverting the course of justice and a case involving a bomb hoax;
R v Cantor (2013), historic sexual abuse spanning several decades with different victims;
R v Zacyck (2013), very complicated mortgage fraud case.

Recommendations

Robert is recognised for his expertise by the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2018:

Crime - Western (Bar) - Band 3
'A well regarded senior junior who is regularly instructed in complex drugs, fraud and sexual offences cases. He both prosecutes and defends, and also offers specialist expertise in proceeds of crime. Some of his cases have gone on to be established Court of Appeal authorities.'
Strengths: "He is a robust, high-quality advocate who has excellent client care skills."

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2017:

Crime - Western (Bar) - Band 3
Strengths: "He is extremely experienced and a very good advocate." "He provides an excellent service."
Recent work: Successfully defended a former scoutmaster against charges arising from historic sex allegations.

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2016:

Crime - Western (Bar) - Band 3

Has a broad criminal practice, but is particularly highly praised for his expertise in fraud, serious sexual offences and drugs cases.
Recent work: Instructed in a large-scale drugs importation case in which £800,000 of counterfeit tobacco was imported from China.

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2015:

Crime - Western Bar - Band 1 Set

Robert Grey both prosecutes and defends a wide range of criminal cases, including those relating to serious sexual offences, drugs and fraud.
Expertise: "He is a great problem solver and a reliable professional. He creates a lot of confidence in his clients with his ability to make everything seem effortless." "He knows what is in the client's best interests and is not afraid to fight for it."
Recent work: Instructed in a multi-handed mortgage fraud.

Robert is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2017 for his expertise in the Regional Bar - Western Circuit.
Crime – Leading juniors
Robert Grey - ‘A brave advocate, who connects with clients from all backgrounds.’

Legal 500 Bar Directory 2016 Regional Bar - Western Circuit.
Crime – Leading juniors
Robert Grey - Recommended for serious sex, drugs and fraud trials.

Legal 500 Bar Directory 2015 Regional Bar - Western Circuit.
Crime – Leading juniors
Robert Grey - He is particularly strong in complex sex, drugs and fraud cases

Legal 500 UK Directory 2014 - Western Circuit.
3PB’s Robert Grey - “Experienced in sex, drugs and fraud cases.”

Legal 500 UK Directory 2013/14 - Western Circuit. ‘3PB has a large regional presence. Robert Grey attracts praise.’

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Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons.) Lancaster
  • Dip. in Law (London)

Professional bodies

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Western Circuit

Direct Access

Robert Grey is qualified to accept instructions directly from members of the public and professional clients under the Direct Public Access scheme.

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