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ROBIN PICKARD

Legal Associate

LL.B (Hons) (First Class), LL.M (Distinction)

  • Education:
    • Law (LLB), University of Sussex, First Class
    • Law (LLM), LSE, Distinction
    • BPTC, BPP London Holborn (2019-2021)
  • Practice:

    Since joining Richmond Chambers, Robin has been assigned to our personal immigration team. He has assisted on family member applications under Appendix FM, in particular spouse and unmarried partner applications. 

    Further, Robin has helped draft submissions for an immigration appeal concerning insurmountable obstacles to the continuation of private and family life in Nepal, and has assisted on an Adult Dependent Relative case. Robin has also assisted our barristers with long residence applications under Part 7 of the Rules.

  • Experience:

    Before joining Richmond Chambers, Robin worked as a Judicial Assistant in the Court of Appeal. He worked on important immigration law cases, including Balajigari (refusals under paragraph 322(5) of the Immigration Rules), ASK (the management of mental health in detention centres), and MS (on the operation of Dublin III). He also worked on high-profile public law cases such as the Worthington inquest, the environmental law challenge to expansion at Heathrow, and the judicial review against the 2016 Referendum.

    Prior to this, Robin worked as a Research Assistant at the Law Commission in their public law team, working on a major project to simplify the Immigration Rules. Throughout the project Robin worked closely with Home Office policy officials and attended roundtable discussions with ILPA members, and Home Office caseworkers, which has given him an insight into the decision-making process under the Immigration Rules.

    Robin also volunteered at Bail for Immigration Detainees (BID) and Camden Community Law Centre where he worked on asylum and humanitarian protection claims. In addition, he has undertaken litigation with the Free Representation Unit (FRU), securing positive outcomes for his clients in social security and employment law cases.

    Robin holds a Master’s in public law from the LSE and, alongside three teammates, was a quarter-finalist in the European Human Rights Moot Court Competition in Strasbourg.

  • Awards:
    • First in year, Environmental Law, University of Sussex
    • Winner and best speaker prize, University of Sussex Criminal Advocacy Competition
    • Anniversary Scholarship, LSE
    • First in year, Law and Political Thought, LSE
    • Excellence, Advocacy and Pro bono awards, BPP
    • Major Scholarship, Middle Temple

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