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Unity Street Chambers - Bristol: A leading set of Barristers serving the South West and beyond


Door tenant at Unity Street Chambers.
5 Unity Street Chambers, Bristol BS1 5HH
0117 906 9789 / 0117 906 9799 (fax)

Year of Call and Inn

1994 Middle Temple

Professional Details

Costs, Credit Hire, Employment and Disciplinary Hearings, Personal Injury and Fatal Accidents.

Robert Marven specialises in all aspects of costs law. He undertakes detailed assessments and appeals as well as disciplinary work. He advises solicitors, insurers and claims management companies on issues arising out of conditional fee agreements and legal expenses insurance.

Robert also practises in personal injury work and in employment law including unfair dismissal and discrimination claims.

He has considerable experience of credit hire litigation and he gives strategic advice to leading hire companies.


Recommended as a leading junior for costs litigation. “Clients felt was ‘committed and impressive across a wide range of matters.’” (Chambers and Partners: 2007).
Recommended as a leading junior for costs (Legal 500: 2007).

Notable Cases

Evans v TNT Logistics Ltd 12/3/2007: where a driver had acted unreasonably after a road traffic accident and had failed to mitigate his loss, his damages should have been limited to that which he would have recovered had he acted reasonably.