Robert Allen

Called 2021


Robert practises in commercial and employment law.

He joined Chambers as a tenant in October 2023 following successful completion of his pupillage under the supervision of Claire Millns, Michael James, and Jim Hester.

Robert had previously spent a year assisting in an extensive range of commercial and chancery matters including professional negligence, property, trustee, sale of goods and contractual disputes.

Recent cases

  • Morrison Water Services Ltd v. Browning [2023] EWHC 2725 (Ch).  Appeared as Counsel for the company, successfully restraining the creditor from presenting a winding up petition, alongside the full recovery of the company’s costs.  The full judgment can be found here.


  • Persuaded the Employment Tribunal to strike out an automatic unfair dismissal and unlawful deductions claim as disclosing no reasonable prospect of success.


  • Secured unreasonable costs against the claimant, having successfully defended a commercial small claim brought against the former employee of a company for breach of contract and negligence.


  • Successfully acted for the defendant accountant in an alleged breach of contract claim.


  • Obtained costs for his client on the contractual basis per CPR 44.5, having successfully recovered ground rent and service charge arrears arising out of residential lease covenants.


  • Acting for an airline, had a claim for loss of earnings dismissed on the grounds of a biting exclusion clause and remoteness.



“The client said Robert was excellent in the hearing and made him feel well looked after on the day, despite the fact they were very nervous.”

“We got home (unexpectedly) on the contractual point, and that was primarily down to Robert’s guidance prior to the hearing.”

“I just wished to advise you about the excellent representation provided by Mr Robert Allen in the case this morning.

Robert successfully defended my client in this case and even succeeded in securing an award for costs against the Claimant. A great achievement in the Small Claims Court these days.

I consider Robert to be a credit to your chambers and we will certainly be instructing him again.”

Areas of Expertise

Robert has successfully acted in a wide array of commercial chancery matters in the County Court and High Court BPC.  His cases have spanned:

  •  landlord and tenant
  •  breaches of contract
  •  professional negligence
  •  trustee disputes
  •  insolvency

Robert has appeared in numerous preliminary and final hearings, as well as undertaking drafting for Tribunal proceedings.

He has written various articles on employment related topics and co-delivered a talk on neurodiversity in the workplace with Claire Millns –

  •  Employment Lawyers Assocation
  •  The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  •  BTC – Very Competent
  •  GDL – Commendation
  •  BA (Hons) Design for Industry – 1st
  •  Winner of the National Speed Mooting Competition
  •  Winner of the National Speed Mooting Champion of Champions
  •  Winner of the Inns of Court Mooting Competition
  •  Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team member for The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  •  BPP Academic Excellency Scholar
  •  BPP Advocacy Scholar
  •  BPP Career Commitment Scholar