“Rob Hobson is a complete brain-box! Seems to have limitless knowledge of case law and an ability spot where it applies. A very clear communicator.”
Legal 500 2022

Overview

Robert Hobson is a senior associate in the Construction and Engineering practice of the London office where his primary area of focus is contentious construction disputes. He advises clients (including developers, contractors, architects, consultants and insurers) on all aspects of construction and engineering law. 

Robert regularly advises on complicated technical disputes, including claims concerning defective design and workmanship, programming, delay, disruption and quantum which arise out of the major forms of construction and engineering contracts.  A significant part of his work also involves advising insurers and professionals on the defence of professional indemnity claims. 

Robert’s experience includes disputes involving a wide variety of projects, including waste treatment facilities, wind farms, hospital PFI projects, office facilities, as well as traditional construction projects.

Spoken Languages

  • English

Experience

  • Advising a multinational corporate in relation to a bribery and corruption investigation by the SFO.
  • Acting for a large US-based entity in respect to a breach of warranty claim arising out of a Sale and Purchase Agreement.
  • Acting for a design and build contractor in multiple concurrent adjudications relating to its entitlement to an extension of time arising out of the delayed construction and renovation of a company’s headquarters in central London.
  • Advising a contract administrator in respect to claims made by the employer and its administrators in relation to the design and refurbishment of a listed building in Kent.
  • Acting for a contractor and its Insurers in defending claims brought by the employer arising out of the design and construction of a major mixed use residential, commercial and leisure development in Manchester. The defects are varied and include water ingress, overheating in the apartments, cracks in the glazing and the cladding allegedly being in breach of the Building Regulations.
  • Acting for an architect and its Insurers in defending claims brought by the contractor arising out of the manner in which colour was applied to the glass on a 50-storey tower block in central London.
  • Advising Insurers in relation to a claim made by a contractor for the losses arising out of the design and construction of a waste to energy facility in Derby.

Education

Kaplan Law School, LPC

University of Law, Bloomsbury, GDL

University of Southampton, BA (Hons)

Admissions

  • England and Wales

Activities

  • Member of TeCSA