Robin Shellard


Name: Robin Shellard
Position: Barrister
Year of Call: 1992

A respected practitioner with substantial experience both defending and prosecuting. He has particular expertise in serious sexual offences and multiple defendant conspiracies,  concerning both fraud and drugs and is renowned for his ability to put a client at ease.

Robin is a Grade 4 prosecutor on the CPS General Crime panel of prosecuting counsel; the Rape and Serious Sexual Offences panel; the Fraud panel and on the Serious Crime Group panel.

Uncompromising yet courteous, Robin will see the client home. A committed barrister.’ – Legal 500 2023

His ability to engage with clients from all walks of life is outstanding. He really is able to calm them and fill them with confidence in his abilities within a very short period of time.’  – Legal 500 2022

Crime - Notable Cases
Sexual Offences
Courts Martial

Direct Access. Robin is qualified to carry out direct access work. He is happy to undertake preliminary advice.

Private Client. Robin carries out private client work in both regulatory and non-regulatory crime.


Clifton College Bristol

University of Wales (BA Hons History)

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

University of Westminster (CPE)

Inns of Court School of Law.


Fishing; shooting; watching Bath Rugby; playing cricket. Active member of a number of charities.

If you would like any further information about Robin's practice or to check his availability, please do get in touch
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