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Robert Berg

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Janes Solicitors

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Partner representing clients in major criminal prosecutions including fraud, murder and money – laundering and drug trafficking. Notable cases: successful defence of Nicholas Van Hoogstraten, Appeal of Warren Blackwell. Representing a victim in the Grenfell inquiry. Instructed in several major fraud and international bribery investigations, a trial involving large scale control of prostitutes and money laundering and a trial involving conspiracy to supply in excess of 200 kilos of cocaine. Robert is also representing clients in connection with the current SFO Rolls Royce investigation, an international investigation by French Police into the recovery of a substantial hoard of ancient gold coins and in an extradition request by France on a case involving an £8m fraud in France.
Robert is widely regarded as a litigator of great integrity with an uncompromising commitment to the interests of his clients who hold him in high esteem.

He 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 and 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.


Trained Scott Winter & Co; qualified 1978; partner 1992. Developed specialist practice in criminal law.






Edgware School; College of Law.



London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: general

Within: Crime: general

Janes Solicitors is noted for its ‘thorough, robust and thoughtful approach’. The firm advises on a wide range of serious criminal matters. Robert Berg heads the team and is ‘an impeccable solicitor with a razor-sharp and incisive mind’. James Mullion shows ‘considerable expertise and good judgement’.

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