Rob is Darlington born and bred. He studied Law at Northumbria University, finishing his degree course in 2011 and earning a 2:1. He then spent some time working for the Citizen's Advice Bureau before moving to Watson Woodhouse in Middlesbrough where he worked in Family Law. He then joined the team at Freers Askew Bunting to do his training contract where he specialised in Residential and Commercial Conveyancing.
Rob joined Close Thornton's Conveyancing Team at the start of 2017 and became a Partner in 2020.