Bryony Robinson joined Chambers in October 2015, following the successful completion of her pupillage. During pupillage Bryony gained experience across all Chambers’ practice areas, including probate and trust disputes, partnership matters and property. Bryony regularly appears in her own right in the County Court and High Court, as well as being led on larger cases. Bryony has also appeared in the First Tier Tribunal and is available to attend mediations.
Prior to commencing pupillage Bryony was a Judicial Assistant to Lord Justice Longmore in the Court of Appeal. This has given her a valuable understanding of the appellate process and thorough knowledge of commercial litigation.
Whilst working in the Court of Appeal Bryony obtained significant familiarity with commercial litigation which has further enhanced her keen commercial awareness. In practice Bryony handles a range of contractual disputes and has recently been led on a joint venture case involving a significant international element. She appears in both the High Court and County Court on insolvency matters, including winding up and bankruptcy petitions, and has also appeared in claims regarding the late registration of company charges. She has particular expertise in procedural matters, including service and enforcement of judgments.
During pupillage Bryony worked on a variety of partnership matters whilst supervised by Jeremy Callman and Jonathan Gavaghan. These ranged from disputes between medical professionals to drafting restrictive covenants for partnership agreements. In practice Bryony continues to have a strong interest in partnership law and has worked as Jeremy’s junior on a number of cases.
Following the completion of her pupillage, Bryony continues to have an interest in the Court of Protection. During pupillage, Bryony assisted on a statutory will application and considered a number of cases involving lack of capacity.
Trust, probate and estate claims make up a significant part of Bryony’s practice. She has a particular interest in 1975 Act claims, but also works on a range of trustee matters including breach of trust, fraud on a power and trustee and executor removal. As part of her practice Bryony regularly advises on the construction of wills and post-death variations.
Although the majority of Bryony’s work is contentious, she is comfortable advising on non-contentious matters. In particular she advises on the drafting of wills, including in relation to the EU Succession Regulation, and also on inheritance tax.
Bryony is regularly instructed in landlord and tenant matters, which often include an element of trust law. Bryony also has experience of service charge disputes, disputes between co-habitees, mortgagee cases and land registration. As well as appearing at county courts across the country, Bryony has appeared in the High Court and the First Tier Tribunal.
- Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding), Kaplan Law School (2013)
- Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), Kaplan Law School (2012)
- MPhil Medieval History (Distinction), University of Cambridge (2011)
- MA History (First Class), Newnham College, University of Cambridge (2010)
Associations & Memberships
- Chancery Bar Association
Bryony regularly responds to questions for PLC and also writes for Lawskills.
Bryony Robinson is a self-employed, independent barrister whose practice is governed by the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales. She is registered with The Bar Standards Board [Bar Ref 61956] and is fully insured with the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund [BMIF Ref 2360/074] to provide legal services, please refer to the BMIF website for full details of the world-wide cover provided. She is registered for VAT under the reference 224500844.