Robert Parkin

Call: 2009
Senior (10+ yrs call)

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Expertise
Robert has a very broad range of practice with a particular focus on:

  • Personal injury, including both portal and non-portal claims; with a particular interest in Stage 3 hearings. Robert will also advise on quantum and undertake much larger actions on a CFA basis.

  • Housing, including acting for both claimants and defendants in claims for possession of residential property; social housing appeals, disrepair claims, and 1954 Act proceedings.

  • General litigation; with a particular focus on tactically advantageous interim applications.

  • Immigration; Robert is a specialist immigration practitioner with a particular involvement in the operation of the immigration rules.

  • Private client; wills and probate with an interest in Inheritance Act claims.


Robert was also a junior disclosure counsel in the Grenfell inquiry and has an interest in the law relating to civil contempt, the information tribunal, and embassies.
Recent cases
R (Firdaws) v SSHD [2019] EWCA C2/2107/3354 – granted permission to appeal in respect of the SSHD’s application of a long residence application.

Barclay-Watts & Ors v Alpha Paraneti & Ors [2019] HQ11X02379 – led as junior drafting counsel in substantial cross-border litigation involving mis-selling of holiday lets in Cyprus.

Re Cicek [2018] Norwich Coroner’s Court – appeared for bereaved spouse in Inquiry involving allegations of inadequate mental health guidance available to police officers.

Calderdale NHS Trust v Atwal [2018] EWHC 961 – dealt with sentencing for first contempt of court action brought by an NHS trust.

WH (Pakistan) v SSHD [2017] EWCA C7/2016/2000 – granted permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal against the incorrect application of the PBS.

R (Ali) v SSHD [2017] UKUT JR/7477/2016- successfully obtained judicial review arising from a poorly handled interview conducted by the SSHD.
Awards
2008 – Lincoln’s Inn Lord Denning BVC Scholarship

2008 – Lincoln’s Inn Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship

2007 – Lincoln’s Inn Haldane GDL/CPE Scholarship

2007 – Jomati Foundation Scholarship (GDL Bursary)
Memberships

  • Vice Director and General Legal Counsel of Republic

  • ILPA

  • Lincoln’s Inn

Publications

  • The Reform Debates– 16 Apr 2016 contributing author

  • Robert on RT News debate in respect of receipt of legal aid by “ISIS Bride” Shamina Begum in 2019

  • Robert on RT News debate on the topic of moral & legal – published 14th May 2019

  • Robert on RT News UK speaking on the study which shows 107,000 children living in London are undocumented, 10th January 2020

Education

  • MA (Oxon) History

  • GDL (Nottingham Law School)

  • BVC (Nottingham Law School)

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