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Robert Hogarth

Robert Hogarth is an expert litigator who defends clients in construction related disputes.

Acting for contractors, employers, consultants and insurers, Robert takes on a wide range of construction related disputes for his clients. His practice has additionally widened into the area of Private Finance Initiative/facilities management and outsourcing disputes. 

He has been involved in numerous construction adjudications, including as the adjudicator.

Robert is the European/Middle East/African Regional Vice Chair of the TerraLex Construction Industry practice group and Editor of Insurance Law for the Construction Industry.

Directory quotes

Robert Hogarth offers extensive experience advising clients on major construction disputes. He is a qualified mediator as well as an accredited adjudicator, but is equally adept at representing clients in litigation. - Chambers UK 2019

Robert is an experienced contentious practitioner who is well versed in representing supplier-side clients in construction disputes with significant insurance issues. Clients appreciate that he is "very good at understanding the end goal and resolving issues on a commercial basis." - Chambers UK 2018

"erudite, smart and well-respected" construction insurance expert Robert Hogarth - Legal 500 UK 2018

Robert Hogarth has a strong contentious practice representing major supplier-side clients in the UK. One client enthuses: "He's very pragmatic and provides no-nonsense plain English legal advice with an eye on keeping costs to a minimum." He has additional experience of insurance and outsourcing work. - Chambers UK 2017

"an exceptional operator" - Legal 500 UK 2016

"He's creative, and brilliant at finding ways to deal with problems" - Chambers UK 2016

"Doyen' Robert Hogarth'...Recommended in Legal 500 UK 2015

"The "strategic" Robert Hogarth heads the contentious practice and receives praise for his ability to "see the bigger picture" - Chambers UK 2015

"Robert Hogarth is valued for his ‘pragmatic and innovative solutions'" - Legal 500 UK 2014

"Pillar of the construction law community – his tactical judgement is second to none" - Chambers UK 2014


Society of Construction Law

Technology and Construction Solicitors Association (accredited Adjudicator)

Relevant work

Blue Circle v Ministry of Defence (CA) - advising on environmental liability and measure of damages in contamination claim