Robert Underwood has developed an extensive, increasingly focused criminal practice. He is particularly adept in the prosecution and defence of serious sexual offences, homicides and cases of causing death by dangerous driving.

His expertise and analysis of the issues is widely recognised and he has a ‘winning way’ as a Jury advocate. The same can be said of his ability to communicate with people from whatever background and his commitment to victim and client welfare is second to none.

CPS Panel appointments

General Crime Level 4
RASSO Level 4

Key cases

R v H – This has become the leading authority when sentencing in historic sex offending cases.

R v Armitage & Others – Multi handed rape of an intoxicated victim. The Court of Appeal overturned a terminatory ruling and the Jury went on to convict.Multiple cases relating to the culpability of intoxicated drivers, those using mobile phones and those suffering from a medical impairment.

R v Kyte – A “serial killer” of three women; Robert was junior in this high profile case.

Further information

CPS Grade 4 Prosecutor on the General & Rape panels