Robert Ireland

Barrister (Call Date: 2019)
Robert Ireland

Rob accepted tenancy at East Anglian Chambers upon successful completion of his pupillage in July 2021

He commenced his second six under the supervision of Mike Sheehan on 1st January 2021, following the successful completion of his first six under the supervision of Nicholas Michael.  During his first six, Rob gained experience in all areas of Chambers’ practice. He is happy to accept instructions in civil, crime and family matters.

Prior to commencing pupillage, Rob worked for over four years as a Welfare Benefits Adviser for Norfolk Community Law Service. There he gained extensive written and oral advocacy experience before the First-tier Tribunal (Social Entitlement Chamber) and the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber). Rob often represented benefit claimants on complex entitlement and overpayment appeals. The overpayment appeals frequently had concurrent criminal proceedings ongoing which required Rob to work closely with his clients’ criminal defence teams. Rob received consistently positive feedback from his clients and supervisors on his care and his ability to explain and advise in complex cases in plain and simple terms.

Rob also gained experience in advising (under supervision) on private family law matters through his voluntary involvement with the BPP Law School Family Law Clinic in London. Rob advised in writing on a wide range of issues including applications for Child Arrangements Orders, Occupation Orders and on the prospects of varying a consent order made in ancillary relief proceedings on divorce.

In his spare time, Rob enjoys exploring East Anglia either on foot, by car or more often than not by heritage steam train. He also enjoys following American college football and is an avid fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide following his year abroad in the state during the course of his Law degree.

Education and Awards

LL B (Law with American Law) – UEA (2016)
BPTC – BPP Law School, London (outstanding) (2019)

UEA Law School Prize for Outstanding Contribution (graduation prize) (July 2016)
Advocacy Award, BPP Law School (June 2017)
Inner Temple Marshall Hall Trust Pupillage Award (2019)

Finalist, Janie L Shores moot court competition, Cumberland School of Law, Alabama (February 2015)
Winner, UEA Law School senior mooting competition (March 2016)
Winner, Inner Temple Lawson mooting competition (March 2018)


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Areas of Specialism