Robin Shellard


"Absolutely the consummate gentleman barrister, he's the complete package"

- Chambers and Partners 2016


A respected practitioner with substantial experience both defending and prosecuting. He has particular expertise in multiple defendant conspiracies concerning both fraud and drugs with an ability to put a client at ease and in serious sexual offences.

Robin is a Grade 4 prosecutor on the CPS General Crime panel of prosecuting counsel; the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences panel; and on the Serious Crime Group panel.

Robin has acted as leading Junior on numerous occasions.

In 2019 & 2020 he was listed again in both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

‘An excellent all-round barrister’. Tier 1. – Legal 500 2020.

‘Excellent with clients and always up for a good scrap’. -Chambers & Partners 2020.

‘Recent work includes historic sexual offences and homicide cases.’ – Legal 500 2018

“He’s very much a jury man and is very persuasive.” – Chambers and Partners 2017

“Robin is really good, a very strong practitioner who does a lot of defence work.” – Chambers & Partners 2017

‘Recommended for multi-defendant fraud and drugs conspiracies.’ – Legal 500 2017

“Robin is really good, a very strong practitioner who does a lot of defence work.” – Chambers and Partners 2016

‘He specialises in sexual offence trials.’ – Legal 500 2016

“Absolutely the consummate gentleman barrister, he’s the complete package.” – Chambers and Partners 2015

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Specialist Areas

  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Business Crime & Financial Services
  • Serious Sexual Offences
  • Consumer Law
  • Professional Discipline



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