Sir Robert Hildyard was called to the Bar (by the Inner Temple) in 1977. He was Junior Counsel to the Crown (Chancery) from 1992 to 1994 and was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 1994. He was a member of the Financial Reporting Review Panel from 2002 to 2006. He became a Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn in 2005 (having joined ad eundem in 1994).
He was a deputy judge of the High Court from 2001 until 2011, and the Attorney General to the Duchy of Lancaster from 2006 to 2011. He became a Judge of the High Court, Chancery Division in 2011.