Miles Robinson

Logistics Dispute Resolution, Product Liability & Mass Torts, Commercial Litigation

"an expert in his field, very quick and responsive and brings a wealth of experience." He is "an effective partner who is able to give skilled guidance and fight hard for his clients" and is "fiercely intelligent and a great strategist." Miles "knows EU law inside out"
Legal 500


Miles Robinson represents clients in substantial contractual and commercial claims, often with a cross-border element. He has acted on claims in the High Court, Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court and in international arbitration (including under ICC, LCIA and LMAA rules).

Miles has handled major disputes for clients in a variety of industry sectors, such as chemicals, energy, mining, automotive, music, publishing, food, FMCG (fast moving consumer goods), life sciences, outsourcing (both IT and Business Process), financial services, hospitality, shipping and logistics. His experience includes shareholder disputes, warranty claims, joint venture disputes, supply chain disputes, competition related claims (including acting on the first competition damages claim to reach the Supreme Court), breach of confidence claims and product liability. His product liability work includes defending large-scale group actions, such as the Norplant litigation, the organophosphates litigation and group claims relating to a mining project in Africa and to a factory in India. He also regularly advises clients on product recall, labelling and regulatory issues, and is co-head of the London Product Liability Practice, as well as being co-group leader for the Global Product Liability and Mass Torts Practice.


  • Represented an international agrochemical company in a product liability dispute involving proceedings in Australia, with witnesses in the UK and Canada, relating to the allegedly defective formulation of an agrochemical product by a contractor.
  • Represented a coatings manufacturer in various large-scale product liability disputes in Singapore, France and the UK, relating to alleged coatings failures on an offshore drilling platform, an offshore floating rig, bridges, a hospital and cruise liners.
  • Represented a construction company in a multi-party dispute on a flagship development arising from the supply of defective materials leading to an increased risk of "concrete cancer."
  • Represented a major European food group in respect of claims and regulatory issues arising from the Irish pork contamination incident. This involved coordinating initial communications with the regulators across several jurisdictions, advising on initial communications with the supply chain and on subsequent claims involving customers and suppliers.
  • Represented a major music company in high-profile royalty disputes with The Beatles and Pink Floyd.


Consistently recommended and ranked as a key individual

  • Listed as a Leading individual and key lawyer for Commercial Litigation "Miles Robinson, an expert in his field, very quick and responsive and brings a wealth of experience." One client wrote "Have worked with Miles for nearly 10 years due to understanding of our business and his interest in it. Always up to date and focused on giving advice that is right." He is "fiercely intelligent and a great strategist." He is "an effective partner who is able to give skilled guidance and fight hard for his clients." Miles is also listed as a key lawyer for EU and Competition and "Knows EU law inside out and a tactically strong litigator." Legal 500
  • Miles Robinson is a contractual and commercial claims specialist. He is listed as a Leading individual for Commercial Litigation and a key lawyer for International Arbitration, "The team around Miles Robinson provides very fast, accurate and practical advice." He "is one of the best lawyers I know, very pragmatic, solution oriented and always with actionable advice" "Miles Robinson – High level of experience and knowledge, very calm and collected and takes the stress away from what can be a very stressful situation." Legal 500
  • Listed as a Leading individual for Commercial Litigation and as a key lawyer for International Arbitration, Commercial Litigation and Fraud. Legal 500
  • "Miles Robinson is the standout partner in this area. He has always provided expert advice and been able to solve any issues we have had." (Product Liability); "Miles Robinson is an excellent partner, with great client skills and a thorough understanding of how to litigate to his client’s best advantage" (Commercial Litigation); "Expertise, authoritative opinion, and the ability to put together a team which works extremely well with both our teams and client teams. In this TMT area we would highlight Miles Robinson as an outstanding individual." (TMT); "I would pick out: ... (ii) Miles Robinson who brings vast knowledge across specialist areas combined with years of experience". (Fraud). Legal 500
  • Listed as a Leading individual for Commercial Litigation and as a key lawyer for International Arbitration, EU Competition and Commercial Litigation. Miles attracts praise for his "astute judgement". "I would recommend Miles Robinson and his team to any client looking for top-notch commercial litigators. He is a stand out individual with astute judgement – a good team player with an excellent work ethic." (Commercial Litigation). A name to note. (Media and Entertainment); He "is an extremely reliable and responsive individual, in times of crisis he is always available and fully supportive with very clear guidance and support." (Product Liability) Legal 500
  • Listed as a 'key contact'  for Product Liability Chambers UK
  • Listed as a Leading Individual and key lawyer for Commercial Litigation, "Miles Robinson is a strong litigation team manager with good judgement". Also listed as a key lawyer for International Arbitration "Miles Robinson is a great listener and gives considered advice that is commercially savvy." (Product Liability) (Legal 500 2020).
  • Listed as a key contact. Chambers UK
  • Praised as a "practical, personable, bright lawyer with calm authority". Legal 500
  • The "very experienced" Miles Robinson has "a calm and methodical approach to large-value and high-profile litigation claims" (TMT); He "provides practical and sensible advice" (dispute resolution); and the "absolutely outstanding" [product liability] practice is led by the "solution-oriented" Miles Robinson and Ingrid Hobbs. Legal 500
  • The "calm, experienced and user-friendly" Miles Robinson handles disputes relating to music and publishing. He "provides clear-thinking advice" and "gives strong advice" Legal 500
  • "Absolutely outstanding" and  provides "sensible advice" Legal 500
  • "commercially minded" and "very professional, with a vast amount of experience and knowledge" Chambers UK
  • Miles is a "high-quality lawyer", who is "a knowledgeable business partner" Legal 500
  • He "is prompt to respond when I need him, willing to give firm advice and conscious that time is money!" note clients, who also comment: "All the way through he guides and advises us on the best way forward, always taking on board what we are looking for". He "possesses a commercial understanding and an ability to listen to the real substance of the issue" Chambers UK
  • He earns praise for his sound commercial advice Chambers UK
  • Miles "stands out" and is "fantastic on the detail" Legal 500
  • His "attention to detail is second to none" Legal 500
  • "Very responsive - he looks at problems from both the business and legal angle" Legal 500


  • Durham University


  • England and Wales