Robert is a highly experienced solicitor specialising in all forms of licensing and gambling issues for operators and landlords. His clients include one of the most prestigious concert venues in the country, well-known nightclubs in the West End, gentlemen’s clubs across the country, music festivals including the Secret Garden Party, and sports venues for cricket and football. He has dealt with all aspects of outdoor music festivals including working with safety advisory groups in the planning and setting up of large events such as Gay Pride.
Robert also acts for a number of leading sexual entertainment venue operators, both independent and multi-national brands around the country, and has been actively involved in dealing with local authorities in their determination of sexual entertainment venue policies.
Robert is a solicitor advocate and is able to represent clients in the higher courts. During his career he has held roles which have provided him with great insight into and understanding of the court system, including Licensing Justices’ Clerk for North and South Westminster for a number of years. Robert is also a Fellow of the Institute of Licensing.
Has a great instinct for legal points to fight coupled with an encyclopaedic knowledge of licensing law
Legal 500 2017
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Recognised in the Legal 500 2018 for Licensing
Robert Sutherland is recognised by the Legal 500 2017 for Licensing. "Has a great instinct for legal points to fight coupled with an encyclopaedic knowledge of licensing law"
Robert Sutherland has “first-rate legal knowledge” and “is able to come up with creative legal arguments"
Legal 500 2014
|2014||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|1999-2014||Jeffrey Green Russell | Director|
|1998-1999||Licensing Justices North and South Westminster | Assistant Justices Clerk|
|1995-1998||Inner London Magistrates’ Courts Service | Justices Training Officer|
|1986-1995||Inner London Magistrates’ Courts Service | Deputy-Chief Clerk|
|2013||Qualified as a Solicitor Advocate|
|2011||Qualified as a Solicitor|
|1985||Qualified as a Barrister|