Robert Roscoe Partner, Victor Lissack, Roscoe & Coleman


Robert was admitted as a solicitor in 1976 and became a partner in this practice in 1978. Victor Lissack, Roscoe & Coleman is a four partner niche practice in Marylebone. Although the work of the practice covers a number of areas it is best known for general criminal defence litigation, and in particular, fraud and extradition, in both the Magistrates Courts and Higher Courts.

Prior to the inception of the Crown Prosecution Service, the practice conducted most of the London prosecution work for the British Transport Police and other prosecutors. They are still instructed by the British Transport Police to advise and to prosecute police officers in disciplinary proceedings and also proceedings brought under the Football (Disorder) Act 2000.

Robert acts as advocate in disciplinary proceedings before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal; formerly on behalf of the Law Society and the SRA and presently as a specialist defence advocate.

He has also defended clients before various professional disciplinary tribunals and appeared as an advocate at General and District Courts-Martial.

He has held the Higher Courts (Criminal Proceedings) Qualification since 1994 and appear in Crown Courts and in the Court of Appeal. In 2008 he was awarded the Higher Courts (All Proceedings) Qualification.

He sits on a regular basis as a Deputy District Judge in various London magistrates courts.

Robert is a past chairman of the Law Society's Criminal Law Committee and a past president of the LCCSA.

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