Robert Forrest

Call: 2007


Robert practises in all areas of crime.  He has been a member of Chambers since the completion of his pupillage here.  He began his practice on the Western Circuit.  He has recently returned, after a sabbatical in Western Australia, to live in the West Midlands where he grew up.

He has prosecuted and defended throughout his career.  In recent years the focus of his practice has been concerned with prosecuting serious or complex allegations.  He is regularly asked to advise, often pre-charge, on cases that require specialist or technical advice on evidence.  He appears as leading junior, junior alone or led junior.  He has particular expertise in road traffic fatality cases and frequently acts for the prosecution and defence in cases that require sensitive handling.

He is a member of the CPS General Crime panel (Level 4).


  • Kyoga (Birmingham Crown Court, 2023)
    Leading junior, prosecuting conspiracy to steal and handle stolen cars
  • NM (Peterborough Crown Court, 2022)
    Prosecuting nurse who fell asleep at the wheel and killed a motorcyclist
  • Jack Knife (Oxford Crown Court, 2022)
    Led junior prosecuting 8 defendants for, inter alia, conspiracy to cause explosions
  • R v XK (Magistrates’ Court, 2021)
    Prosecuting notorious public figure for violence
  • R v BK (Cambridge Crown Court, 2021)
    Prosecuting a bus driver at fault in a collision which caused multiple fatalities and serious injury (Cavanagh J.)
  • R v MN (Portsmouth Crown Court, 2020)
    Defending client accused of phishing conspiracy


  • Bar Vocational Course
  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • MA in Classics (Jesus College, Cambridge)


  • Droop Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn


  • CBA


16 Jun 2022

Cheerio but be back soon, we dunno somehow we’ll miss ya…

Daren & Simon took Bobby Forrest out for a glass (or two) on 15th June to wish him safe travels as he heads to...

10 Dec 2021

Three new Grade 4 Prosecutors announced

Chambers are pleased to announce that Suki Dhadda, Kate Fortescue and Robert Forrest have been appointed Grade 4 Prosecutors by the Crown Prosecution Service. ...

4 May 2016

Robert Forrest prosecutes “Santa lookalike”

Robert Forrest appeared for the prosecution in an indecency case with unusual features. The case, heard at Portsmouth Crown Court, involved a defendant who...


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