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Robert Johnson, Partner (non member)

Robert is a partner, head of the London branch of the dispute resolution department & head of the professional negligence practice group.

Contact Information
Direct
T: 020 7822 4106 E: robert.johnson@healys.com
Office Atrium Court 15-17 Jockey’s Fields London WC1R 4QR
T: 020 7822 4000 F: 020 7822 4100
Services & Sectors
Memberships

Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association (PNLA)

London Solicitors’ Litigation Association

Commercial Litigation Association

Law Society

Profile

Robert brings over 28 years’ experience to commercial litigation cases, acting for a wide range of clients across most industries. Robert’s specialist areas include contractual, partnerships and shareholder disputes and claimant professional negligence work. With a wisdom, confidence and understanding that each case is different, Robert develops important and lasting relationships based on trust and transparency. Robert has developed a fantastic reputation for his clear, efficient and friendly approach.

Robert often shares the risks of litigation with his client by acting on various forms of conditional fee agreements.

Robert has established a small but dynamic claimant professional negligence practice that has grown in reputation and is driven by results. Robert and his team win more than 95% of their clients’ claims. For the last seven years, Robert’s practice has been listed in the Legal 500. He is also recognised as a leading individual in Chambers & Partners.

Robert and his team has been recognised with a number of awards in the past 12 months to include:

  • Commercial Litigation (London) team of the year 2016 – Acquisition International
  • Commercial Litigation Solicitor of the Year 2017 – Finance Monthly
  • Commercial Litigation Solicitor of The Year 2017 – Lawyers Monthly (shortlisted)
  • Commercial Litigation Law Firm of The Year 2017 – Lawyers Monthly (shortlisted)
  • Best for Commercial Litigation 2017 (London) – Acquisition International

Robert has a wide range of commercial skills: management of people, cases and projects; a clear and strong communicator; analytical; a tactical and strategic thinker and negotiator; ability to identify quickly key issues and understand clients’ businesses; monitor and deal with budgets; early and accurate assessment of cases, people and circumstances. Robert is a well-rounded, balanced individual who works effectively alone and as part/leader of a team.

You can find a number of testimonials for Robert Johnson under these sections:

Robert Johnson general testimonials

Robert Johnson CFA testimonials

Robert Johnson professional negligence testimonials

Robert Johnson legal directories testimonials:

Robert Johnson of Healys focuses his practice on acting for clients in claims against solicitors and barristers. A source enthuses: He makes a real effort to be available promptly, whenever the matter has required, with succinct, helpful communications at all times.
Chambers & Partners 2019
Healys LLP regularly acts for claimants in cases against solicitors, barristers, architects, surveyors, financial advisers and accountants. Department head Robert Johnson is ‘incisive and attentive, responding instantly to queries with clear answers and explanations’; he is advising two Cayman Islands-based companies in a £25m case against a firm of solicitors and its three individual partners.
Legal 500 2018
Robert Johnson of Healys is “very thorough and commercially minded,” according to sources. He focuses on advising claimants, and assists them with disputes involving a full range of professionals.
Chambers & Partners 2018
Robert Johnson of Healys earns plaudits for his “wealth of experience and strong commercial views.” He is recognised for his experience representing claimants, and his recent activity includes advising on disputes related to property purchases, insurance contract terminations and fund misappropriation claims’.
Chambers & Partners 2017
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Dispute resolution head Robert Johnson is ‘bright, commercial and manages to master the detail while at the same time being focused entirely on the commercial aims of the client’

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Legal 500 2017
Experience

Acted for two shareholders against a majority shareholder, trading company and parent company in a claim to recover the shares/their value which had been acquired by the Defendants through misrepresentation, duress, undue influence and/or breach of fiduciary duties. Multi-million pound settlement achieved on the first day of trial.

Acted for claimants (many on some sort on no-win no-fee basis) in professional negligence claims against solicitors, architects, surveyors, accountants and tax advisors of which 8 settled (without trial) this year in an aggregate amount of damages of about £2 million.

Acted for energy supplier company in defence of claim by a competitor for the economic torts of conspiracy, inducement to breach, tortious interference and misuse of confidential information.

Acted for 4 of 18 individuals/companies in defence of claims alleging fraud, misrepresentation and conspiracy in respect of multi-million pound London property developments.

Acted for in excess of 100 individuals against Cypriot banks, developers and lawyers in relation to the mis-selling of property in Cyprus.

Acted for 18 shipping companies in relation to disputes regarding various asset finance related agreements, guarantees and mortgage documents involving proceedings in England, South Africa, New York and Cyprus.

Acted for 1 of 18 Defendants in claims for damages for conspiracy to injure by unlawful means/deceit for misrepresentations involving many jurisdictions, application contesting jurisdiction and anti suit injunction.