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Ian ROBINSON
Ian ROBINSON

Founder

B.SC. (ECON)
Year of Admission: 1993 (Hong Kong)


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What People Say
Interviewees highlight Ian Robinson for his long-standing experience and excellent contacts in the market. Clients say: “He is the most pragmatic and efficient of the lawyers I have worked with in Hong Kong. He is very meticulous, prompt, and drives the case rather than being told what to do.”
Leading Individual, Dispute Resolution – Chambers Asia Pacific 2017

Introduction

Prior to the founding of the firm Robinsons, Lawyers, Mr. Ian Robinson has had a long career within the legal arena spanning over four decades of services.

First admitted in England and Wales back in 1978, Mr. Robinson would later expand his legal practice to Asia where he commenced his practice in Hong Kong in 1995 as Senior Legal Aid Counsel to the Legal Aid Department.

Not only was Mr. Robinson a successful practitioner, during his subsequent stay in Hong Kong. His contribution to the development of legal practices in Hong Kong would eventually find its permanent mark when Mr. Robinson became the Course Leader at the Hong Kong Academy of Law where training courses quickly became mandatory for all Solicitors practicing in Hong Kong.

He retired from practice since October 2018.

Practice / Employment History

Ian Robinson's Practice in the United Kingdom (From 1978 to 1990)
  • Partner with Geoffrey Morris and Ashton
    • Family matters (specialist Child Care Advocate);
    • Personal Injury claims; and
    • Commercial disputes
Ian Robinson's Practice in Hong Kong (From 1990 to 2018)
  • Legal Aid Department
    • Senior Legal Aid Counsel
    • Specialist in Personal Injury Claims
  • Jewkes Chan & Partners
    • Corporate & Commercial
    • Dispute Resolution
  • Bryan Cave
    • Corporate & Commercial
    • Dispute Resolution
  • The Law Society of Hong Kong
    • Lead Trainer (Risk Management Education Programme)
  • University of Hong Kong
    • Part time occasional tutor
  • Robinsons, Lawyers
    • Partner

Vision & Mission Statement

Our vision is to be a world-class independent Hong Kong law firm of which clients value for our people and performance. This vision guides everything we do.

Academic Achievements

  • B.Sc.(Econ) London School of Economics
  • Law Society of England and Wales Professional Exams Qualifications

Professional Qualifications

  • 1978: Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales
  • 1993: Admitted as a Solicitor in Hong Kong

Community Services

  • Interest in community arts
Former member of:
  • Hong Kong Players
  • Hong Kong Singers (former Chairman)
  • Hong Kong Opera Society
What People Say
Interviewees highlight Ian Robinson for his long-standing experience and excellent contacts in the market. Clients say: “He is the most pragmatic and efficient of the lawyers I have worked with in Hong Kong. He is very meticulous, prompt, and drives the case rather than being told what to do.”
Leading Individual, Dispute Resolution – Chambers Asia Pacific 2017