Robert Duval

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LLB Wales
Year of call and Inn: 
1979; Gray's Inn
Professional Membership: 
Western Circuit
Practice Overview: 

Robert Duval has a specialist criminal law practice. He is frequently instructed in the most serious of cases, for the prosecution and defence, and is a CPS panel advocate level 4 prosecutor.


Recommended in Band 1
Chambers and Partners 2018

"Experienced across a range of serious crime matters."
Legal 500 2017

"A senior junior who is frequently called upon to both defend and prosecute the most serious of cases, including those that involve complex and high-profile violent offences."
Chambers and Partners 2017

"An experienced defence barrister in sexual offence trials."
Legal 500 2016

“A criminal barrister renowned for his work in criminal cases of a complex and high-profile nature. His practice encompasses the prosecution and defence of murder, arson and rape cases. He shows particular skill in cases involving defendants with mental health issues.”
Chambers and Partners 2016

“His workload includes murder, rape and fraud cases”
Legal 500 2015

“Specialist criminal advocate whose caseload covers the full breadth of serious crime. He both prosecutes and defends, and undertakes cases relating to homicides, serious sexual offences and conspiracies to supply drugs.”
Chambers and Partners 2015

“Extensive experience in cases involving sexual offences, fraud and large-scale supply of drugs.”
Legal 500 2014

“He is extremely good, a wonderful advocate who is always highly prepared and very committed to his cases.”
Chambers and Partners 2014

“pure court skill”
Legal 500 2013

“a gifted and able advocate who is very focused in his preparation”
Chambers and Partners 2013

“exceptionally fine advocacy skills.”
Chambers and Partners 2011

“He can bring you to tears even when you hate the guy he’s defending.”
Chambers and Partners 2010

“Especially good at dealing with clients with mental health problems.”
Chambers and Partners 2008

“a great lateral thinker and can be relied upon to find an angle that nobody else would come across”
“Conducts all matters with commendable tact and determination”
Chambers and Partners

Areas of Practice