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 serious sexual offences and multiple defendant conspiracies concerning both fraud and drugs with an ability to put a client at ease.

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

‘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

“Robin Shellard provides a thorough and detailed service. He oozes charm and ability.” – Chambers and Partners 2015

‘A very strong and charismatic advocate.’ – Legal 500 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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