Robin received an Honours Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Liverpool in 1982. After serving his articles, he was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1985. He worked in general practice and was a partner in a small firm in Newcastle before migrating to Australia.

Robin started working for Michael Paterson & Associates in July 2001 as a clerk pending completion of university studies to allow him to seek admission as a solicitor and barrister in Western Australia. Robin was admitted as a lawyer in Western Australia in December 2002.

Robin predominantly works in the following practice areas:

  • Wills, Estate Planning, and Discretionary Testamentary Trusts
  • Partnership, Shareholder & Unit Holder Agreements
  • Terms of Trade
  • Commercial Lease – leases, agreements to lease, assignments, extensions, and variations
  • Advice and Documents for Franchisors
  • Buy/Sell Contracts – business, plant, equipment, other assets
  • Probate, Letters of Administration, and Winding Up Estates
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney and/or Guardianship
  • Trust Deeds/Variations
  • Information-technology and intellectual-property-related documents, advice, and applications

Robin enjoys watching football, rugby, and cricket.  He currently volunteers as a judiciary member for Football West and Junior Rugby WA.   NB: For the purpose of the Schedule 2, paragraph 4(d) of the Spam Act 2003 (Cth), this e-mail address is only published for the purpose of people making enquiries about Robin’s services, or otherwise dealing with Robin on a professional basis.  He categorically DOES NOT want to receive unsolicited commercial electronic messages at this electronic address.