Details of practice

Robert has a broad practice and acts in both criminal and civil cases.

General Crime:

  • Prosecutes and defends in all areas of criminal law
  • Defended a serving Colonel in the Nepalese Army in a war crimes case
  • Represents those accused of tax fraud
  • Regularly represents police officers charged with criminal offences including perjury and fraud  

Money Laundering/Proceeds of Crime:

  • Represents victims and other owners in confiscation and civil recovery proceedings
  • Advises companies in the UK and abroad on the law of money laundering
  • Acts for both the prosecution and defence in confiscation and cash forfeiture proceedings
  • Advises on applications to vary restraint orders

Environmental Crime: 

  • Represents individuals and companies accused of contravening Environmental Regulations
  • Particular specialism in dealing with cases where the Environmental Agency seek confiscation orders

Police Discipline:

  • Represents officers at misconduct hearings
  • Represents officers at Police Appeals Tribunals

Corruption and Financial Crime:

  • Experienced in dealing with complex frauds
  • Advises parties in arbitral proceedings on issues of corruption and fraud
  • Advises companies on compliance with the Bribery Act 2010

Unlawful Arrest:

  • Represents individuals in the County Court and the High court in claims for false imprisonment

First Tier Tribunal (Tax Chamber):

  • Represents companies in the First-tier Tax Tribunal in cases where HMRC have made allegations that transactions are connected to fraud
  • Represents individuals accused of film tax credit frauds

Extradition:

  • Represents requested persons at first instance and on appeal to the High Court

Education/professional qualifications

MA (Oxon) – Philosophy, Politics and Economics
M. Phil (Lond) – Philosophy
Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction)
Bar Vocational Course (Outstanding)
Princess Royal Scholarship (Inner Temple)
Inner Temple Otto Rix Prize (Pupillage Scholarship)

Other information

Member of Young Fraud Lawyers Association

Direct access

Robert Morris is qualified to accept instructions direct from clients under the Bar Council’s Public Access Scheme.  This means that members of the public who seek specialist advice can come direct to him.  In addition, he welcomes instructions from solicitors, in-house law departments, qualified foreign lawyers, and clients licensed by the Bar Council to give instructions direct to barristers under the Bar Council’s Licensed Access Scheme.

For further information please contact our Clerks.