Since completion of his Pupillage in 2017, Robert has specialised in litigation across the gamut of Employment law. Despite his relatively junior level of call, he has quickly developed a formidable track record of successfully appearing on behalf of multiple parties in technically complex heavyweight cases, which would ordinarily be reserved for significantly more senior Counsel. Constantly in demand with Partners and Senior Solicitors from some of the UK's most distinguished law firms and local authorities, Robert predominantly acts on behalf of high-net-worth individuals and large multi-national Respondent companies.
With a particular expertise in Discrimination, Victimisation, and Whistleblowing cases, Robert has already attracted recognition from both legal directories, with The Legal 500 (2023) describing him as a 'rising star' and Chambers and Partners (2023) ranking him as the only 'up and coming' Employment law junior on the Northern Circuit.
Alongside his busy practice, Robert has also recently taken up a position as a Guest Lecturer at BPP Law School in Manchester, and is currently studying part-time for an LLM in Employment Law at the University of Bristol. Whilst at university, Robert was previously involved with a number of community-based fundraising and volunteering endeavours, successful in amassing over £100,000 for local causes; a charitable spirit which he maintains in practice by volunteering with several Employment law pro-bono initiatives, including; ELAAS, Advocate, and FRU.
Away from work, Robert is a keen actor. Having been a committed member of a local Youth Theatre charity for almost twenty years, he currently serves as Chairman of the organisation’s Board of Trustees. When time permits, Robert also enjoys playing tennis, and listening to classical music.
Robert undertakes work in all areas of Employment law. He has considerable experience in the conduct of multi-day hearings (both preliminary and final), judicial mediations, remedy hearings, and appeals in a wide range of demanding cases.
Robert also enjoys a considerable drafting practice, and is frequently instructed to settle pleadings and provide advice in high value claims on complex points of law and strategy. He is similarly adept at handling Discrimination and/or Employment-orientated contractual disputes in the County and/or High Courts, and welcomes instructions in this regard.
His recent work has included:
Robert is a qualified Civil, Commercial, and Workplace Mediator. He provides mediation services in a wide array of cases, with a particular focus on workplace relations.
Complimenting his Employment law work, Robert has also developed a thriving Criminal practice, undertaking all aspects of Criminal work. He is consistently instructed by both the Prosecution and Defence and is currently a Category 2 Prosecutor. He has a particular interest in cases involving a crossover with his Employment law practice.
Guest Lecturer, BPP Law School, Manchester
Civil, Commercial and Workplace Mediator
Megarry Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
Advocacy Scholarship, BBP Law School
ELBA, ELA, ELAAS, FRU, Advocate
LLM, Employment, Work and Equality, University of Bristol (Ongoing)
LLB, BPTC, LLM (PLP), BBP Law School, Leeds – Distinction (82%)
BA (Hons) French Studies and History, Lancaster University – 2:1
Robert Lassey is a practising barrister, regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB). The information held by the BSB about him can be found here.
Robert’s clerks will provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that he provides. Their contact details can be found here. It is most common for Robert to undertake Court and Tribunal work for a brief fee plus refresher days, although fixed fees are available. Robert also accepts instructions on legal aid rates where those are available, details of which can be found here. For paperwork, Robert most commonly charges at an hourly rate, although fixed fees are available. Robert will typically return paperwork within 10-14 days, however professional commitments, complexity and volume of documentation can affect these approximate timescales.
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