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Robin Leach

Robin Leach

Call 1979

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Robin Leach is recognised for his expertise by the Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2017.

Sport - The Regions (Bar) - Band 1

Recognised as a leading junior in horse racing disputes who gets frequent appointments from the Jockey Club, BHA and HRA. Has recently represented jockeys in high-profile matters involving accusations of corruption.

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2016.

Sport - The Regions (Bar) - Band 1

One of the country's foremost experts on horse-racing cases. He has amassed considerable depth of knowledge on the full range of corruption, disciplinary and regulatory issues that jockeys, trainers and others face in the sport.

Recent work: Defended the snooker player, Stephen Lee, against match fixing allegations.

Chambers & Partners UK Bar Directory 2015.

Sports Law – The Regions

Robin Leach of 3PB Barristers - Noted for his expertise in horse racing, frequently defending jockeys and trainers against a wide range of disciplinary matters, including safety and riding offences, as well as against allegations of corruption.
Recent work: He represented a trainer who was alleged to have committed acts of cruelty against a race horse by depriving it of water.

Chambers and Partners UK Bar Directory 2014.

Sports Law – The Regions – Band 1

Robin Leach of 3PB Barristers has a strong reputation in the equestrian world, and represents both jockeys and trainers in disciplinary actions and licensing cases.

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Robin Leach is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2015 for his expertise in the London Bar.
Sport – Leading juniors
Robin Leach - Recommended for representing jockeys and trainers in disciplinary matters.

Robin Leach is recommended by the Legal 500 UK Directory 2014 for his expertise at the London Bar.
3PB’s Robin Leach - “His passion for horse racing supports his determination to do a proper job.”

Robin Leach is recommended by the Legal 500 Directory 2013/14 as Leading Junior at the London Bar for his Media, Entertainment and Sport expertise. "3PB’s ‘seasoned, accessible’ Robin Leach."

A Grade 4 Prosecutor on both the South Eastern and Western Circuits, Robin Leach regularly acts as a leading Junior in serious cases involving fraud, money laundering, drugs and firearms, and has been instructed in many cases involving the National Crime Squad and the National Crime Agency.

As defence counsel he has been involved in all types of criminal cases including rape, corruption and large frauds. Robin has represented jockeys and trainers in horse racing disciplinary hearings over the last 14 years and has been involved in many high profile cases in that time.

Areas of experience include:

  • Drugs, including major Columbian cocaine cases
  • Fraud (including cases involving solicitors and other professionals, Nigerian advanced fee and passport cases)
  • International money laundering
  • Murder, attempted murder and manslaughter
  • Rape and other sex offences
  • Corruption and blackmail
  • Firearms Burglary and robbery
  • Death by dangerous driving
  • Confiscation and forfeiture of assets abroad
  • Legal Services Commission cases
  • Horse racing disciplinary hearings

Robin Leach is recognised as a Leading Junior at the London Bar in the field of sports law (in the Media, Entertainment and Sports section) and is particularly recognised for his specialisation in horseracing cases.

For more information, see his specialist profiles

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September 17 2015:

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3PB achieves a record number of rankings in Chambers and Partners Directory 2013 more

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Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Standing Counsel to Revenue & Customs Prosecution Office (North Eastern Circuit)
  • Appointed Counsel to the National Trainers' Federation
  • Non-executive Director of the Professional Jockeys' Association
  • Legal Assessor to the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Professional Bodies

  • British Association for Sport and Law (BASL)
  • CPS Prosecutor Grade 4 on the Serious fraud and Organised crime panels