Robert Herrod

Robert Herrod

"Pallant Chambers has ‘great depth’ in commercial, employment, property and family law."

Legal 500

'a very deep family set, particularly when it comes to children work - there is always choice of good counsel'.

Legal 500, 2022

‘An excellent set‘.

Legal 500, 2022

‘Pallant Chambers has great depth of experience and desirable counsel in respect of both matrimonial finance and children law‘.

Legal 500, 2022

“Always live up to expectations.”

Legal 500

“Consistently high levels of service.”

Legal 500

"The set has gone from strength to strength."

Legal 500, 2018

“I would truly recommend undertaking a mini-pupillage at Pallant Chambers to anyone thinking about a career at the Bar."

Sept 2021

“Working at your chambers as a mini-pupil was a great experience as I was able to get extremely useful insight about working as a family law and civil law barrister."

Aug 2021

“Always a pleasure to deal with."

Legal 500

Practice Overview

Robert joined Chambers following the successful completion of his pupillage in February 2020. Robert previously studied Law at Oxford University and also completed a master’s degree in Comparative Private Law at the University of Edinburgh where his research essay examined constructive trusts in multiple common law jurisdictions.

He accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ civil practice areas and is particularly interested in Wills and Probate, Trusts, Property, Landlord and Tenant, Contractual Disputes and Personal Injury.

Robert regularly represents claimants and defendants in fast track and small claims hearings and has appeared in the High Court. He has recently appeared in cases involving: the removal and replacement of personal representatives, proprietary estoppel, fraudulent misrepresentation, breach of contract and possession proceedings. Robert has also undertaken drafting and advisory work for clients across all of his practice areas.

He is able to accept work under the Direct Access Scheme.

Commercial Chancery

Court

  • Various contractual disputes including construction law.
  • Various consumer law disputes involving the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
  • Applications to set aside default judgments in various commercial disputes.
  • Applications to strike out statements of case.
  • Bankruptcy petitions.

Advice

  • Construction law disputes.
  • The enforceability of guarantee contracts.
  • Remedies arising from a negligent property survey.

Property

Court

  • Possession proceedings for both claimants and defendants, both on instructions and as part of Housing List Duty Advice Schemes.
  • Claims for proprietary estoppel.
  • Drafting grounds of appeal and skeleton arguments under the Homelessness legislation.

 

Advice

  • The enforcement of restrictive covenants.
  • Easements acquired by prescription.
  • The enforcement of legal charges.
  • Tenancy deposit claims under Sections 213 and 214 of the Housing Act 2004.
  • Public law defences to possession proceedings.
  • Merits of homelessness appeals.

Trust, Probate and Private Client

Court

  • High court applications for directions by personal representatives.
  • Beddoe applications.
  • Removal/replacement of personal representatives.
  • Possession claims by personal representatives.

Advice

  • Interpretation of wills.
  • Rectification of wills.
  • Disputes between personal representatives.
  • Rights of beneficiaries to trust information.
  • Claims brought by and against the deceased’s estate.
  • Claims for breach of trust and devastavit.
  • Removal/ replacement of trustees.
  • Non-contentious retirement of trustees.
  • Claims involving the misuse of a Power of Attorney.
  • Professional negligence of solicitors in will drafting.
  • TOLATA 1996 claims following the breakdown of relationships, claims brought by cohabiting siblings and claims brought by personal representatives on behalf of a deceased’s estate.
  • Inheritance Act 1975 claims.

Personal Injury

Court

  • Stage 3 MoJ hearings.
  • Small claims hearings.
  • Fast track hearings.
  • Infant settlement hearings.

Advice

  • Opinions on quantum.