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Robin is a solicitor in the Housing and Property Disputes Department.
He has experience in a wide range of landlord and tenant disputes including disrepair, possession, and tenancy deposit protection claims. He acts in disputes relating to HMO licensing, including appeals to the First-tier Tribunal. Robin works alongside David Smith, assisting him with defending criminal prosecutions for HMO related offences and dealing with complex residential and commercial property litigation.
Having trained in Anthony Gold’s Housing and Public Law team he has broad understanding of the context of housing law from both tenant and landlord perspectives. He represents tenants at County Court hearings under the Duty Possession Scheme, and supervises students at the Kaplan Law school pro bono advice clinic.
Robin graduated from Durham University and was awarded a Distinction in his Master’s Degree in Ancient Philosophy. He joined the Home Office in 2009 and became a specialist ‘Presenting Officer’. As a Presenting Officer he conducted advocacy in the First–tier tribunal on behalf of the Home Office in immigration, asylum, visa and human rights appeals. He studied law at the University of Law, obtaining distinctions in the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course.
He writes for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) on residential property matters.
- A housing specialist with a focus on residential tenancy law
- Tribunal advocacy experience
- A committed and pragmatic litigator
- Regularly writes on changes to the law
- Housing Law Practitioners Association member
- Various articles and case summaries for Jordan Publishing, Defero Law and Clapham Omnibus.