Robin Shane

Barrister

Date of Call: 2010

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Robin was called to the Bar in 2010. He is a former Royal Marine, and served on operations around the world. He later became a police officer with the Thames Valley police, which sparked his interest in law. He graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a First Class Honours Degree (LLB), achieving the highest degree classification of his academic year.

Robin joined Chambers in 2012. However, he also has extensive litigation experience having recently practiced in-house with a prominent firm of solicitors.

He brings a depth of life experience to his practice. He is able to offer exceptional client care, combined with pragmatism and sound legal judgement.

Expertise

Family: Care & Children

Contact and Residence disputes under the Children Act 1989

Robin has particular expertise in Private Law Children disputes, including residence; contact; Parental Responsibility; changes of name; education; religious up-bringing; removal from jurisdiction and recovery; appointment of guardians upon death; domestic violence and children with special needs.

Robin has also represented grandparents in a variety of applications.

During his time as in-house counsel, Robin forged strong links with local organisations and charities offering assistance to families in difficulty. He is able to ‘think outside the box’, quickly identifying practical solutions to resolve family disputes without the need for protracted litigation.


Domestic violence & injunctions

Robin has represented many clients in cases involving Domestic Abuse, dealing with applications for injunctions under the Family Law Act 1996 (non-molestation orders and occupation orders) both on an ex parte and on-notice basis.


Public Law / Care and Adoption Proceedings

Robin is an experienced Public Law advocate. He has dealt with cases involving allegations of neglect; non-accidental injury; physical and sexual abuse; mental health; drug and alcohol issues and cases with a multi-jurisdictional element.

He has also dealt with matters concerning Special Guardianship and contact with children in care.

Robin’s wider life experience enables him to offer exceptional support to his client’s, coupled with robust advice and guidance.


Immigration

Robin is an experienced immigration practitioner (family, student and commercial immigration; EEA Regulations 2006; Asylum and Human Rights). He brings a balanced perspective to his immigration practice, having frequently represented the Respondent in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber).


Property

Robin has dealt with a range of Housing Law matters. He has represented landlords, tenants and Local Authorities.

His experience includes: Possession Claims; Notice to Quit; injunctions (including ASBIs); committal proceedings; unlawful eviction.


Qualifications

  • Oxford Brookes University - LLB First Class (Hons)
  • College of Law - BVC Very Competent

Membership

  • Resolution
  • Bar Pro Bono Unit

Awards

  • Otto Rix Prize – Inner Temple (2011)
  • Major Scholarship and Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship – Inner Temple (2010)
  • Blake Lapthorn Tarlo Lyons Prize for ‘Best Academic Achievement’ - Oxford Brookes University (2009)

Personal Info

Robin is committed to showing his young family the world and enjoys foreign travel whenever possible. He continues to pursue his passion for adventure sports and is a keen climber, skier and motorcyclist.