Robin joined Weightmans in 2015, having previously spent 18 years working for in-house local authority teams, after beginning his career in private practice. He specialises in all aspects of public law, with a particular emphasis on social care, healthcare and education. Robin regularly acts for local authorities in matters relating to child protection and children with disabilities, adult protection and best interests determinations, applications before the Court of Protection, general community care obligations, ordinary residence disputes, mental health law, commissioning and contractual arrangements and charging. He advises local authorities, governing bodies and individual schools on school organisation, exclusions and admissions, SEN provision, school transport and general strategic advice. His healthcare clients include care home providers, CCGs and hospitals.
Robin acts for regulatory bodies such as the Care Quality Commission and Ofsted in appeals by providers to the First-tier Tribunal. He also regularly provides training to lawyers, social workers and other local authority officers.