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Robin is a senior associate at Anthony Gold. He specialises in property litigation, especially landlord and tenant disputes, and the regulatory law relating to rented property. He is based in our South London offices at London Bridge.
As well as representing landlord, tenants, agents and owners in disputes relating to property, he acts in criminal prosecution relating to property agency and HMO licensing. Robin has substantial experience acting in prosecutions relating to HMO standards and licensing, trading standards and consumer law. He has represented landlords in appeals against conviction and sentence to the High Court and Crown Court, and in confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
Robin works alongside partner David Smith to deliver professional services to property developers and letting and estate agents. He provides drafting and advice services to agents (especially bespoke tenancy agreements and terms of business) and advises legal publishers and institutional landlords on property and consumer law matters.
He has acted in numerous First-tier Tribunal cases, including appeals against improvement notices and prohibitions orders, appeals relating to management orders, rent repayment order cases and financial penalties under housing and consumer rights legislation.
Having trained in Anthony Gold’s Housing and Public Law team he has broad experience of acting for both landlords and tenants in disrepair, possession, and tenancy deposit protection claims. He acts for tenants in complex possession claims, especially in claims involving allegations of unlawful subletting or tenancies governed by the Rent Act 1977.
Robin can provide training for letting agents, landlords and tenant advisers in his areas of expertise. He presents professional development training courses to solicitors on residential landlord and tenant law.
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 as a Presenting Officer he conducted advocacy in the First–tier Tribunal 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.
- Specialist on residential tenancy law and the regulation of the private rented sector
- Represented a landlord in POCA 2002 confiscation proceedings. The prosecution argued that the landlord’s benefit from criminal activity was over £1.5m. After trial in the Crown Court no confiscation order was made.
- Extensive advocacy experience in the First-tier Tribunal and County Court
- Advises letting and estate agents on planning for changes in the law
- Housing Law Practitioners Association
- London Criminal Courts Solicitors Association
- Writes for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors ISURV website, Local Government Lawyer and HMO magazine.