Robert Hearne


 About Robert

Robert joined the Family team in February 2017, bringing knowledge from his previous roles within the local government sector of care proceedings that include; cases involving non-accidental injuries, fabricated or induced illness and international issues.

Robert was appointed Deputy District Judge in 2019.

Practice areas

Robert works across a range of family areas including:

  • Representing parents and other family members in care proceedings
  • Advising on Special Guardianship and adoption
  • Representing parents in respect of obtaining parental responsibility, contact disputes and determining where a child should live


Outside of work Robert enjoys keeping fit, film and playing chess.


Robert is a member of the Law Society’s Children Law Accreditation Scheme.