Robert Berg

Higher Courts Advocate

020 7930 5100
Out of hours: 07789 622 430

For the best defence

About Robert

“Animated, enthusiastic and streetwise”

– Chambers and Partners

Robert qualified as a solicitor in 1978 and specialises in all aspects of criminal law.

Robert has a solid reputation for dealing with serious crime such as high-value money laundering, international drug trafficking, murder, serious violent offences and sexual offences. Robert also has extensive experience of extradition matters, mutual legal assistance and international cooperation investigations.

With over forty years’ experience in the most high-profile criminal cases, Robert is well regarded for his fierce devotion to achieving the best possible outcome for his clients and handles his cases with the upmost tactical skill. As a Higher Courts Advocate (Criminal) Robert regularly represents defendants charged with the most serious offences, has conducted jury trials and appeared before the Court of Appeal.

Robert has also completed a post-graduate course in Forensic Medicine.

Robert has represented a number of high-profile clients in widely reported cases. He has featured in newspapers, TV and Radio and has contributed to write scripts for criminal dramas including the popular cult series Line of Duty.

Robert is an appointed member of the Law 100 Panel for The Times newspaper. Robert also advises individuals employed by a UK-listed company in respect of allegations of bribery and corruption and regularly deals with cases attracting national media interest.

“Robert has the highly prestigious accolades of being included in the Legal 500 “Hall of Fame” and Chambers & Partners’  “Senior Statespeople””

Robert has been invited by a leading provider of legal education to lecture on the law relating to the defence of “ Loss Of Control” applicable to murder cases.

Professional memberships:

  • Law Society
  • “Iwaswronglyaccused”  – Recommended lawyer


  • Swimming
  • Hill walking
  • Cycling

Notable cases

R v Van Hoogstraten (Central Criminal Court)

This was a high profile case alleging that Nicholas Van Hoogstraten a multimillionaire property owner and person of prominence in the public domain allegedly paid hit men to murder a business associate following a disagreement over various property deals. Janes were instructed following the defendant’s conviction for manslaughter which was quashed on appeal and a re-trial ordered. Legal submissions were made on behalf of the defendant and in the final event, a not guilty verdict was entered.   


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