Robin Somerville


Robin is a member of the commercial team and specialises in shareholder, partnership, board, general business disputes and professional regulation. In addition to his practice, Robin is an experienced mediator and workplace investigator.

Robin was appointed as a part-time judge of the First-tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber in 2019. In addition to this appointment, Robin is appointed as an Online Consultant for Mishcon de Reya providing high-level advisory and strategic consultancy reporting and sits as a Judge and Mediator at the International Commercial Mediation Competition, UK National and CEDR International Negotiation Competition.

In 2017, Robin was appointed Vice Chair of Chartered Institute of Management Accountant. He is also a Fellow of the Civil Mediation Council and Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is often instructed in business disputes with a company element.

Robin has had a unique route to the Bar, which provides him a combination of commercial experience and legal expertise enabling him to provide clear and pragmatic advice enabling clients to take properly informed business decisions. Before joining the self-employed Bar, Robin worked in-house for a global bank before setting up, growing and selling three technology start-up businesses, one of which generated eight figure sales and enquiries for its network of partners. Robin previously sat as an equity holding non-executive director of one of the UK’s leading online price comparison websites and, having sat on a number of boards throughout his career Robin has, gained valuable commercial insight and coal face experience about the processes of internal business disputes and management.

Robin is a Course Tutor on the Legal Tech LLM module at Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Commercial Legal Studies.


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