27 October 2015
Robert Brown recognised as leading criminal lawyer in Spear’s 500 2016
Partner Robert Brown has once again been recognised as a leading criminal lawyer in the Spear’s 500, the world’s first comprehensive guide to the top private client advisers, wealth managers and HNW service providers. Spear’s profiles Robert as follows:
A luminary of British and Russian law, Brown has been instructed on the successful defences of both a former Soviet general tried for espionage and high treason after revealing details of a rotting fleet of nuclear submarines, and a celebrity chef with alleged traffic violations (a scandal he snuffed out in ‘three or four’ minutes). He has also represented Charles Saatchi, Vicki Pryce and Ronnie Wood — not to mention many more spared front-page headlines: CEOs, politicians, judges, supermodels and UHNW Russians among them. He is described by one Lord Justice of Appeal as ‘a Rolls-Royce solicitor, providing a Rolls-Royce service’. He laments the gutting of Britain’s increasingly ‘two-tiered’ criminal justice system: ‘If you go to Southwark Crown Court, it’s little better than a public toilet,’ he says. ‘It’s appalling… Barristers, clerks, witnesses — they’re just sitting around in this grandiose bus shelter.’
See the full profile here.