Robert Allen

Called 2021

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

Instructing solicitor


Robert specialises in commercial, chancery, and employment law.

Robert’s commercial and chancery achievements include successfully restraining winding up and bankruptcy petitions, such as in Morrison Water Services Ltd v. Browning [2023] EWHC 2725 (Ch), appearing in various fast track breach of contract and professional negligence actions, and defending a trustee dispute on behalf of an unincorporated association.

His recent advisory work has involved adverse possession, injunctive relief, and a commercial contract matter with a public law dimension.

In the employment tribunal, Robert has appeared in numerous final and preliminary hearings.  He recently persuaded the tribunal to strike out an automatic unfair dismissal claim on the basis that it had no reasonable prospect of success.

Robert also has experience handling disputes which combine his specialisms, such as drafting pleadings where there was a crossover of commercial and employment law issues.

He prides himself on his ability to swiftly filter case material, present complex arguments with clarity, and put his clients at ease.

Whilst he takes a robust approach in court where required, Robert is invariably prepared to give realistic advice on settlement.  He has worked to obtain favourable settlement terms for several clients, including those involved in heated multi-party disputes.

He became a tenant of Chambers in October 2023, following pupillage under Claire Millns, Michael James and Jim Hester.

Outside of the law, Robert is an keen golfer and devotee of Gilbert and Sullivan.

Areas of Expertise

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

  •  real property
  •  landlord and tenant
  •  breaches of contract
  •  professional negligence
  •  trustee disputes
  •  insolvency
  •  consumer credit

Robert has appeared in numerous preliminary and final hearings (including longer multi-day 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 which can be viewed here.

“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.” - Instructing solicitor

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

“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.” - Instructing solicitor

  •  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