Robert Parkin (2009)

Barrister

Robert has a very broad practice across both the County Court and High Court and at all levels of the Tribunal. He provides specialist immigration advice at all levels and a range of general civil work.

He was called to the Bar in 2009 and before joining chambers has worked as a county court solicitor’s agent, an OISC level 3 regulated immigration consultant, and a solicitor advocate acquiring Civil Higher rights of audience.

Robert Parkin (2009)

PRACTICE AREAS

Immigration, Asylum & Nationality

Robert undertakes a very broad range of immigration work, up to and including Court of Appeal level. He deals with both appeals and initial applications. He particularly specialises in:

  1. Business migration including claims under the PBS and the Ankara Agreement;

  2. Family claims including private-client immigration planning;

  3. Work under the EEA Regulations;

  4. Asylum and Human Rights claims including statelessness.

Civil

Robert deals with a broad range of contentious and non-contentious civil work including:

  1. Personal injury, including advice on quantum, interlocutory hearings, and trial;

  2. Public and private housing claims, including actions for disrepair;

  3. Commercial property;

  4. General litigation, debt recovery and enforcement;

  5. Corporate and personal insolvency;

  6. Medical negligence;

  7. Wills & probate;

  8. Employment;

  9. The law relating to embassies and ambassadorial property;

  10. General construction and drafting of legal documents.

Regulatory Work

Robert deals with a range of regulatory work including:

  1. Confiscation or forfeiture of cash under POCA;

  2. Civil penalties under the Immigration Acts;

  3. HMO and selective licencing prosecutions;

  4. Licencing of sponsors under the PBS.

Qualifications & Awards

  • B.A. Modern History, Oxford University 
  • GDL/BVC
  • Lincoln’s Inn Lord Denning BVC Scholarship
  • Lincoln’s Inn Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship
  • Lincoln’s Inn Haldane GDL/CPE Scholarship
  • Jomati Foundation Scholarship

Professional Memberships

  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn