Rob has been designated a ‘senior statesman’ in the Chambers & Partners 2016 edition, an accolade given only to lawyers with a truly outstanding long-term track record in their field of work. He is also recommended as a ‘leading lawyer’ for planning work in The Legal 500 directory. Candidates for both are assessed thoroughly on the basis of peer and client opinions of their standing and capabilities.
The previous annual edition of the Chambers & Partners directory confirmed Rob’s elite Band 1 ranking after an in-depth review of his performance. His reported qualities included: ‘breadth of experience, ability to focus on key issues and clarity of advocacy’. Now he has gone one better as a ‘senior statesman’.
One of Rob’s particular strengths is his effectiveness at planning inquiries and the 2016 Chambers & Partners directory focuses on this. It points out: ‘Robert Jameson of Attwaters Jameson Hill continues as a strong inquiry advocate and assists clients with a range of planning matters’.
“Gaining plaudits for his work seems to be almost routine for Rob, but I must emphasise that these coveted ratings are very hard to come by,” says our managing partner Andrew Flannagan. “The double recognition is well deserved, as Rob has been such a vital contributor to the firm’s overall success and continues to work tirelessly for clients.”
After graduating from the Faculty of Law at Sheffield University, Mancunian Rob became a planning lawyer in local government. He moved to Herts from Cheshire in 1974, jointly founding Jameson & Hill in 1982. He has since covered all aspects of town & country planning on behalf of local authorities, developers and private clients. His firm became part of Attwaters Jameson Hill in 2012.