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Expertise

Robin is able to contribute effectively to support businesses, regulators and disputants in the following key areas:

 

General Advocacy and Legal Advisory

I am a practising barrister.  If you need representation in front of any Court or Tribunal in England and Wales I am able to assist. I can represent you in your claim or defence of any civil matter such as bringing or defending a contract or debt claim, or maybe you need representation at an Employment Tribunal either as an employer or employee, perhaps you are a business facing regulatory ….

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Mediation and Dispute Resolution

I have been involved in resolving over 1,000 cases spanning 14 years by mediation or by determination on various types of tribunals and have a specialism in resolving technology, family business, insolvency and general commercial disputes. Technology and online disputes Prior to qualifying as a barrister I set up, grew and successfully sold three technology start-ups. This required negotiate contracts and disputes from bluechips through to tech employees, from equity holding ….

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Mediation Advocate

 

Mediation Advocate

Robin also acts as a Mediation Advocate and has represented parties at mediation on a wide range of disputes from pre-termination employment negotiations, disputing brothers in a shareholder dispute, to personal guarantees to banks in insolvency scenarios. Being represented at a mediation conveys significant benefit to a party, enabling them to remain in control and benefit from the protection afforded by an advocate to achieve the best possible outcome. Advocates ….

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Discplinary Panel Chair

Discplinary Panel Chair

With over 15 years tribunal experience sitting on over 1,000 cases including chairing disciplinary and regulatory fitness to practise and other tribunals of standing, Robin has extensive experience of acting as a panel chair, panel member, advocate and advisor to employers, regulators, professional organisations, HR professionals, individuals, businesses and organisations over professional conduct, disciplinary and professional regulatory matters. His real life commercial and professional experience combined with being a lawyer ….

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Professional Standards and Regulation

In addition to sitting as a Chair and Panel member on number of professional disciplinary and fitness to practise panels across a wide range of UK regulators and professional bodies spanning many professions, Robin also provides training and advisory services as well as representation before fitness to practise tribunals. Robin has provided advisory services to a number of professional regulators such as the statutory Construction Industry Council Approved Inspectors Register ….

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Independent Workplace Investigator

Would you rather your workplace investigation highlighted all the important aspects of your situation, warts and all, or find them out in an Employment Tribunal hearing room? There are investigators who will draw the conclusions clients want them to, but that’s not what you need. It is much more useful to know what really happened and to know the reality of the situation. Then you have everything you need to ….

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Family Business Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Robin has over 15 years experience working and advising at board level on strategy for a number of small and medium sized organisations spanning a wide cross section of sectors and industries and covering a substantial range of business issues. Having set up, grown and sold a number of businesses, Robin’s has particular commercial experience in the internet, technology, construction and further education sectors and specialises in emerging business models ….

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