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Robin White

Call: 1995

"She knows the law inside out, she has a very easy style which is very attractive to the tribunal, and she is very easy to listen to but she has a killer touch with the opponent." "She is really making a name for herself as the go-to person for matters involving gender reassignment." "She is tenacious, she cuts to the chase and she is very fair."

Chambers & Partners 2022

"Robin is a formidable opponent – calm and clear, but ruthless in cross examination. She has a forensic grasp of the case and exploits all the best points."

The Legal 500 2022

Overview

Robin White’s practice encompasses all aspects of employment law. Originally trained as a scientist, and a former manager in the transport sector before coming to the bar, Robin brings a practical eye to employment matters. Robin has particular expertise in matters with a technical or scientific content, complex factual and legal issues, or containing difficult issues of remedy, including pension rights.

In May 2021, Robin published (jointly with Nicola Newbegin of Old Square Chambers) ‘A Practical Guide to Transgender Law’ available to purchase here. Robin is also a contributor to Discrimination Law.

Chambers & Partners recognises Robin as a leading junior and is “always at hand to give excellent and detailed advice at short notice,” report satisfied customers. She “wins the confidence of the market”, “having gravitas which does not alienate the client” and as having “great analytical skills”.

She is said to be a “terrier in the tribunals” and a “calm but quietly effective” advocate whom clients appreciate for practical and flexible advice with “great tribunal presence” and “who’s cross-examination is wonderful to listen to”. She is “the go-to lawyer for trans cases”.

Robin appears in courts and tribunals across the whole UK, including Scotland and Northern Ireland and acts for employees and employers. Employer clients range from small firms to public bodies and multinational corporations. Robin appears in employment tribunals, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal and in injunctive and contractual claims in the High Court and also acts as an advocate in mediations.

She is cleared to act in matters involving questions of national security.

Professional Recommendations

“Robin is a formidable opponent – calm and clear, but ruthless in cross examination. She has a forensic grasp of the case and exploits all the best points.”

The Legal 500 2022

“She knows the law inside out, she has a very easy style which is very attractive to the tribunal, and she is very easy to listen to but she has a killer touch with the opponent.” “She is really making a name for herself as the go-to person for matters involving gender reassignment.” “She is tenacious, she cuts to the chase and she is very fair.”

Chambers & Partners 2022

Expertise

Employment & Discrimination

HR Professional Support


Recent and current work

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