Robin Shaw


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I joined Gordon Dadds from Davenport Lyons in 2014, after training and qualifying at Wright Webb Syrett. My 35 years’ practice focuses on media related litigation in all its forms, including defamation, libel, privacy, intellectual property and contractual disputes. I have extensive experience of litigating in both the High Court Queen’s Bench and Chancery Divisions, and in the Court of Appeal. I also spend time undertaking defamation pre-publication work and dealing with general commercial litigation outside of the media industry.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

In legal practice, do not be surprised by anything.

What is your favourite thing about your job?

No two days are the same.

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The Legal 500 – recommended lawyer in 2015 for Dispute Resolution – Defamation and Privacy, in 2016 for  Media and Entertainment, and in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for Reputation Management.

Chambers UK – ranked in Chambers UK 2015, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 for Defamation/Reputation Management, described as having "excellent analytical skills and is able to readily make sense of a large volume of information. He researches his cases in detail and thinks logically and is able to respond quickly to any enquiry", a “very experienced lawyer”, a "cerebral operator” and "quick to respond and very experienced".

Super Lawyers UK (part of Thomson Reuters) – recognised as a London Super Lawyer in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Citywealth’s Leaders List - noted as for his Reputation Management work in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Recognised as The Times Lawyer of the Week in September 2010.

Best Lawyers® in the United Kingdom - recognised in Defamation Law, 2019.

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 7759 1363


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