An approachable and down to earth barrister, Robert has practiced in business and property work for over 25 years. Charming with professional and lay clients, his aggressive approach in Court has consistently enabled him to achieve excellent results for them. He has also maintained a keen interest in social welfare work, including the Court of Protection, housing and judicial review matters
Pre and post-issue advice and representation in Courts, Tribunals and mediations dealing with:
Inheritance Act claims, including those involving minors and high value or complex estates; removal of executors; incapacity claims; claims by and against personal representatives
- Court of Protection
Welfare and finance deputyship issues; DoLS; capacity assessments; best interests decisions; detention and restraint; consent to medical treatment; anticipatory declarations; experience in acting for patients, local authorities and third parties; liabilities for care home fees
TLATA claims; boundary disputes; rights of way claims; nuisance; trespass; conveyancing; construction disputes; adverse possession
- Business and domestic tenancies
Possession claims; renewal disputes; dilapidations; forfeiture; service charge disputes; private and public sector possession claims; Equality Act claims; succession
Sale of goods; directors' duties; shareholder disputes; guarantees; partnership; claims for injunctive relief; insurance claims
- Professional negligence
Claims against solicitors, barristers, surveyors, accountants, architects
Robert has lived well with Type 1 Diabetes and is a member of the NHS's DAFNE Executive Board and Diabetes UK's Lived Experience Advisory Council. No adjustments for this disability are required.
Hardwicke Scholar, Lincoln's Inn
Chancery Bar Association,
Northern Chancery Bar Association,
North West Housing Law Practitioners' Group
MA, Christ Church, Oxford, LLM, Kings College, London University
Robert Darbyshire is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board. Details of information held by the BSB about him can be found here.
Mr Darbyshire’s clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all the legal services that he provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for him to attend Courts, Tribunals and Mediations for a fixed brief fee plus a fee for each refresher day. Advisory work, paperwork and conferences are usually charged at an hourly rate, often subject to an agreed cap. Mr Darbyshire accepts Conditional Fee Agreements at his discretion and only in truly exceptional circumstances. Paperwork will typically be returned within 14 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect this approximate timescales. If papers are required more promptly, please contact the clerks in Chambers here.
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