Rob Taberner

Where/when you studied: Canon Slade Secondary School, Bolton College, Cardiff University

I have worked for various Criminal Practices throughout Greater Manchester and Professional expertise before joining the firm: Lancashire

When you joined the firm: April 2002

Department responsibilities: Court attendance at prisons and the interviewing of new clients. Responsible for running and managing cases in the Crown Court. Attendance at Police Stations up and down the country both for the firm’s own clients and also in respect of the 24 hour Duty Solicitor schemes for Bolton and Manchester

Areas of special legal expertise: All aspects of criminal defence work

What our clients say about Rob:

"Mr Taberner represented the husband of a member of my team in very difficult circumstances and the feedback on his professionalism and support is a credit to him and to your practice." K.M May 2018

"Mr Taberner is an asset to your company. He has the exceptional talent of being able to marry the qualities of professionalism and also of empathy. I genuinely felt he cared about my situation and wanted to provide the best help he could with my predicament. He went above and beyond his role to provide me with an excellent service and shattered my stereotypical view of the legal system. It was obvious that he is out to provide the best service to all of his clients and takes his role in their lives very seriously." U.P. May 2017

"Rob represented me at the police station. I found him very easy to talk to. He explained everything in detail and what to expect. He was always available on his mobile when I rang and got in touch with me as soon as he had any additional information. I would thoroughly recommend him."

''Excellent service all round from Rob Taberner!!'' - G.M

Notable cases: 

R v Dr P – Preston Crown Court 2017 

Successfully represented a psychiatrist at trial when he faced an allegation of voyeurism on a work colleague. The case was dismissed on the day of trial. 

R v Z – Manchester Crown Court 2017 

Successfully prepared a case when client was acquitted of raping a paralysed woman in her home. 

R v S – Bolton Crown Court 2002 

Successfully prepared a case of client who was a primary school classroom assistant who was acquitted of indecent assaulting pupils. 

R v S – Bolton Crown Court 2008 

Client pleaded guilty to human trafficking and received an 18 month custodial sentence. 

R v H – Liverpool Crown Court 2014 

Client was originally facing a trial for a Section 18 wounding with intent, as she poured boiling hot water over her husband. After much negotiation with the CPS the allegation was dropped and reduced to Administering a substance with intent, as a result of which she pleaded guilty and received a non custodial sentence. 

R v H – Bolton Crown Court 2011 

Prepared a case of a care worker at an old people's home who was accused of seven counts of Section 47 (ABH) and one count of sexual assault on patients with dementia. This was later amended to seven counts of ill treatment. She was acquitted on all counts. 

I had travel to Prague in 2007 when I took statements from a number of witnesses in a murder case.