Abu Eltaib Direct Access
After full 3 days of hearings, the impression I had from Mr. Somerville’s performance, is that... my case was his. The efforts he puts in the case and the dedications were out of this world. Kind of performance that make you feel “WOW”... Mr. Somerville was calmly passionate and super skilled to take a step back and sees the case from far, which enabled him to spot holes and angles to support or defend whatever thrown at him... I would have never dreamed of a better way to put my case in front of a court. Based on my experience, I can confidently say this: If you hired Mr. Somerville, he will demolish and devastate your opponent.
Alexander Peschkoff - View LinkedIn Stealth Startup
As an experienced knowledgeable barrister, Robin provided excellent & efficient service, and helped to achieve the desired result. He went beyond the call of duty by offering valuable personal advice from an alternative viewpoint. Robin is indeed "a barrister with a difference". Highly recommended.
Barry Stanton - View LinkedIn Boyes Turner LLP
Robin was recommended by a colleague to deal with what was likely to be a difficult mediation, and one which was thought to have little prospect of success. It was to begin life as a workplace mediation and if that was not successful move to a civil mediation. Robin worked tirelessly throughout the day and night with both parties, helping them to resolve and move through entrenched views and positions, to reach an agreement that avoided what would have been lengthy, costly and unproductive litigation. Having reached agreement Robin stayed with the parties whilst the lawyers drafted and negotiated the precise terms. His assistance throughout this phase was invaluable and the agreement was finally documented and signed off shortly after midnight.
Craig Beresford - COO/Managing Director - View LinkedIn Waterman Group plc
Robin was extremely professional and maintained his independent input throughout the day. He also focussed in on the problems and managed both sides aspirations and came up with a very simple way to bring the deal to a conclusion. I was very pleased to have him involved in this dispute and I think he certainly helped us to agree a settlement in one day that could have run for much longer.
Edmund Jones - View LinkedIn SBD Partners Ltd
"Robin helped me through a situation with a client who was refusing to pay for work completed in good faith. Robin helped me understand the options available, was always timely in his responses and guided myself and customer to resolve the situation to my satisfaction. Robin is someone who clearly is expert in understanding both the legal and technical side of a dispute." Near Shore IT development and support Direct Access - Contract/Debt dispute Direct Access client - contract/debt dispute
FC. Company director and shareholder. Midlands. Direct Access Shareholder Dispute – £2m+ Residential Property Development Company
“I am heading towards a dispute for sure. Where do you go? Who do you ask? Robin Somerville put me in the picture and gave me options. I am now prepared and pleased that I have Robin with me.”
Guyth Jaber - View LinkedIn AI Solicitors
Both myself and my client are very happy with the outcome you have achieved. I will be recommending your services to my colleagues and our firm looks forward to working with you again in the future.
Hayley Fairhurst Minster Law
Thank you for all your assistance on this matter. Really pleased with the outcome of both the application hearing and the Trial, excellent work! The lay client also had the following feedback: ‘I would highly recommend Mr. Somerville as your representative. He proved to be very professional with attention to detail and I would not make it without his help and his faith in me.’
Louca Efthemi - View LinkedIn Veema
“I came across Robin from an online search rather than a recommendation, which is rare approach for me especially for legal matters, however his experience and background felt very relevant. Our case was relatively very small but we needed someone with clout and knowhow to make sure that we get the right legal advice without eating up the potential gains with legal fees. Robin was brilliant in giving us clear expectations and guidance and I know he went above and beyond what would normally be expected as a way of staying true to his promise to get us a good settlement we can all walk away from happy. His dedicated and reassuring one on one approach is highly recommended. With legal matters, you always hope you do not need to use again, but if the need arrises I would contact him without a second thought.”
Mario Vella Employee
Robin helped bridge the gap in expectations between myself and my employer and was commercial and fair throughout. Would highly recommmend him to others in a similar situation.
Mike Washburn - View LinkedIn Hyper Law - Axiom TDM
I instructed Robin to advise and manage the pursuit of a commercial outstanding payment from a former customer. The matter was both technically complex and somewhat commercially challenging. Robin, is a no nonsense Direct access Barrister who will tell you what your options are, what the chances of success are, and will guide you through the minefield of legal choices facing you. Ultra-smart, he supported a very successful claim for us that delivered a significant upside multiple on his fees. I would have no hesitation in recommending Robin, particularly where matters involve technology or technology related disputes.
Peter Bull - View LinkedIn Plexus Law
Thank you for yesterday, great result. I can confirm that Mr [Client] is delighted, he emailed me last night to say so. I can also confirm I am delighted with the result. The Client's email said: 'Robin was so supportive and informative during the hearing today. He made me feel very at ease at all times. Please could you pass on my gratitude to him.'
Tanisha Brown - View LinkedIn Direct Access Client
Your service and care throughout has been exceptional and value for money and I would highly recommend you. Not only did you deliver your expertise at the hearing you guided me through one of the most difficult times of my life over the last 14 months from when I initially made contact with your offices. I cannot thank you enough you have been fantastic and I could not have asked for a better result! Thank you.
Tara Lyons - Managing Director - View LinkedIn Indiefield
Robin’s work is exceptional. He has a keen eye for detail and a passion for bringing matters to a rapid close. I will never use another lawyer again. Robin’s knowledge both in terms of points of law and his ability to quote case law is remarkable. Truly one of a kind. He is a wonderful example of calm preparedness during what was a bitter business dispute for us. I so appreciated his calming presence, and his polite and respectful attitude. Honest, trustworthy and very straight forward, Robin will tell you exactly where you stand. He never loses sight of the end goal, which is to protect, defend and have the best outcome for his client. Underpinning all of this is his strong business nous and an appreciation of the real-life commercial context.
Mr W Lay Client
I would like to thank you for your help in this matter and I can only imagine where matters may have ended if I had taken the Tribunal path and called Mr X as a witness. You have been calm and taken a route that has avoided conflict with (my professional) regulations and it is the best outcome I believe that I could have achieved. There was a time when we first spoke, where I felt that the only option I had was to accept being struck off. I feel as though I am able to move forward a bit now. I genuinely hope that I never find myself in these circumstances again, but if I did, you would surely be my first point of contact. Once again thank and I wish you all the best for the future.
Edmund Jones SBD Partners Ltd
Robin helped me through a situation with a client who was refusing to pay for work completed in good faith. Robin helped me understand the options available, was always timely in his responses and guided myself and customer to resolve the situation to my satisfaction. Robin is someone who clearly is expert in understanding both the legal and technical side of a dispute.
Dr J.H Direct Access, Negotiation of sale of shares
All done and dusted at last and a very satisfactory outcome. Thank you very much indeed for all your help and advice, tempered with a healthy dose of realism, which enabled me to reach a deal and put an end to the stress of the last 10 months. I hope I don’t have to call on you again but will not hesitate to do so if necessary. Thank you again.
Lay Client Disciplinary Hearing
“I would personally like to thank you so much for the professional way you handled the proceedings. You recognised all key points and thoroughly brought forward a fair, clearly stepped and smooth hearing. You were understanding of my plight and remained neutral and objective throughout. I was really impressed with your knowledge of the case and the key issues that needed to be resolved, coupled with your passion and dedication to ensure a fair and just hearing. I am gratefully indebted to you, I can now move forward with positivity and hope. Thank you again it has been truly humbling to have met such a talented, dedicated and compassionate person. I am happy for you to share any contents of my email for a testimony to your amazing professional skills”
A.C Lay Client- Disciplinary Hearing
“I wanted to leave a testimonial as I was very impressed with how well you handled the case yesterday. It’s always a challenge to deal with more complex matters and emotional issues when people have got a bit stuck in their outlook. You were clear, focused and patient as a fact-finder dealing with a wide range of evidence. I feel the participants trusted that you were fair and open. In the later discussions you helped people to reach a clear understanding of the issues involved. That led to a resolution of issues that worked for all parties. Not always the easiest thing to achieve. It was a masterclass in advocacy and I learned so much“
P Chauhan Solomons Legal
"Thank you for all your kind assistance in this matter which we very much appreciate especially as this case was foisted upon you and us by the client on the eleventh hour."
Safia Khan Direct Access
"I can’t thank you enough. Your arguments in the skeleton have made us win the case, so many thanks Robin. This is a massive relief for me. I’m over the moon."
Andrew Carmichael Creative Process (A company)
I had been involved in a commercial dispute for several years and had consulted with many legal professionals at considerable cost. Within days of first talking to Robin, with great skill and precision, he started taking me through a mediation process and the whole matter was resolved within the month for a fraction of the legal fees I was anticipating having to spend. He is the first legal professional I have worked with who puts wanting to find a solution to the clients problem before anything else, I wish I had met him four years ago. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Mark Turner Tinsdills Solicitors
I briefed Robin on a small claims hearing in a matter where the other side was a difficult litigant in person with an axe to grind. He was clearly on top of the substantial amount of documentation in the bundle, and had obviously grasped the key facts and issues. Although the judge’s decision was only a partial victory (through no fault of Robin’s), the client was very happy with Robin’s preparation and advocacy, which he described as being “extremely impressive”. I would have no hesitation in briefing Robin again.
Stephen Ball Zest Legal
Fabulous result and thanks for all your sterling efforts on this one, sounds like it could not have gone much more favourably. I'm sure the client will be over the moon.
Meltem Kelmoumin Advantage Solicitors Ltd
You are in our favoured barrister list. Rest assured, we will look to instruct you in the very near future.
Theo Soutzos Public Access Client
I met with Robin Summerville yesterday. I thought he was excellent.
Miss Devon Cartwright Bott & Co
A fantastic result, I look forward to instructing you in the future.
Zak Desai Public Access Client
Shareholders Agreement - Robin is a true professional and understood the brief immediately. He provided pertinent advice on the contract that I needed and was very patient. He kept me updated at every stage and delivered extremely quickly. Highly skilled, insightful and thorough, I would not hesitate to work with him again. Truly, he provided excellent value and service.
Tariq Khan Burton & Burton Solicitors
Robin was efficient, approachable and handled an unusual trial situation with professionalism securing a very favourable Judgment for the client.
Philip Watson Minster Law
Thank you and wow what a result!
Client Public Access Client
The attention to detail and responsiveness is what makes a service priceless and you have been exceptional with your support so far to me in this matter.
Stuart Saunders Public Access Client
Robin stepped in with an 11th hour request and provided attention to detail whilst delivering in time, my review is not just a casual testimony but a recommendation of the highest order.
Robin Somerville (2012) is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:
Specialist in the areas of:
- Professional Regulation
- Commercial Arbitration & ADR inc Adjudication
- Road Traffic
Experienced in the following additional areas:
- Technology & Construction inc Adjudication
- Personal Injury
- Public Access Accredited
- Business & Commercial Law
- Credit Hire (Claimant)
- Road Traffic
- Credit Hire (Defendant Insurance)
- Consumer Contracts
Happy to Help in the following additional areas:
- Professional Negligence
- Personal Injury
- Land & Property
- Business & Commercial Law
Outside of these key areas of law, Robin Somerville (2012) is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call Robin direct or the support team on 01823 247 247 if you would like to discuss any aspect of this profile.