Robin Howard

About Robin Howard

Robin Howard - ShenSmith Barristers

Year of Call: 1986

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Robin undertakes work in all aspects of business and property. As a CEDR-accredited mediator, Robin looks for pragmatic and cost-effective solutions. At the same time, when the need arises, Robin is a tenacious and effective court room advocate.

sales of goods and supplies of services
construction claims
individual insolvency
economic torts
restitutionary claims
directors’ liabilities
shareholders’ remedies
corporate insolvency
His work

Robin accepts work from individuals and companies under public access. Where it is still available he welcomes legal aid instructions. He accepts instructions under Conditional Fee Agreement.

Much of his work is advisory and so unreported. His recent cases include a Commercial Court dispute concerning the destruction of stored oats; the “Thakrar litigation”, a five-year-long saga involving fraud, insolvency in almost all forms (bankruptcy, receiverships, administrations) and a multi-million pound property company; anti-competitive practices in the pharmaceutical industry; company fraud centred on horseracing; disputes within motor industry trade associations and franchise groups; complex franchising disputes in the recruitment industry, and claims against solicitors, accountants & surveyors.

Notable Cases

SG (Stratford) Ltd v LB Newham [2013] EWHC 2868 (TCC): striking out commercial property damages claim

Lenn Mayhew Lewis v Jennifer Yeeles [2010] EWCA Civ 326, on appeal fromYeeles v (1) Benton (2) Mayhew Lewis (3) Strand Corporation Ltd [2009] EWHC 1259 (Ch): procuring breach of contract and whether a company director can have immunity for tort;

Jackson v Thakrar (no 2) [2007] EWHC 626 (TCC) [2008] 1 ALL ER 601: costs against non-party funders: SCA s. 51

Jackson v Thakrar [2007] EWHC 271 (TCC): whether settlement agreement binding

Assured Quality Construction v Thompson [2006] The Times 21 April Chancery Division: Elements of slander of title in a dispute between property developers

Krasner v Dennison, Lawrence v Lesser [2001] Ch. 76 CA (and HL for leave): the leading case on pensions and bankruptcy

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