Date of Admission: 1 April 1968
First signed Bar Roll: 29 May 1986
Division of Bar Roll: Victorian practicing counsel
Qualifications: LL.B (Melb), Dip Criminology
Robert Larkins is committed to fighting hard for his client whether an Applicant, a Respondent or an Accused. With his knowledge of criminal law and family law, Larkins is often briefed in matters involving allegations of family violence, particularly where an intervention order is involved.
After being admitted to practice as a barrister & solicitor, Robert worked in London doing mostly criminal defence with Haywards, a firm of solicitors in Old Square, Lincoln’s Inn. This work included instructing in trials at the Old Bailey.
Upon returning to Australia, Robert was called to the Victorian Bar in 1986. Since then, he has amassed decades more criminal law and family law experience. Larkins has represented clients in the Supreme Court and appeared in Family Court, FCC and County Court trials.
Robert is the author of several books about law or legal history, including Breaking Up, a book on family law published by Penguin/Viking.
His other publications include:
Funeral Rights. Published by Penguin/Viking
The Personal History of William Buckley. Published by Australian Scholarly Press/Arcadia