David Robinson


The Law Society

City of London Law Society



Historic Houses Association (HHA)

The Heritage Group

Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM)

David Robinson

Partner, Private Client

David is highly regarded for the advice he provides to both individuals and families in helping to preserve and transmit their wealth.  He advises both UK and offshore clients on capital taxation in all its aspects and frequently acts as a trustee or executor.  David has extensive experience of advising the owners of landed estates and has a specialised knowledge of the tax exemptions affecting fine houses and works of art.

David has been a private client partner at Forsters since 1998, serving as head of the private client group for fifteen years until 2013.

David joined Frere Cholmeley (later Frere Cholmeley Bischoff) in 1985 and is one of the founding partners of Forsters.

Awards and recognitions

  • Legal 500 UK, Leading Individual 2019
  • Legal 500 UK 2017 - Leading Individual
  • Chambers UK 2016, Leading Individual
  • Chambers UK 2015 Leading Individual Logo
  • Legal 500 UK, Leading Individual
  • Legal 500 UK 2015 Recommeded Lawyer
  • City wealth Leaders List 2014 Recommended Logo
  • Super Lawyer 2014 Logo


T: +44 207 863 8520

"David Robinson is obviously superb and has led the way at Forsters." Chambers UK, 2017
The "highly respected" David Robinson "is a significant private client lawyer," according to market observers. Chambers UK, 2016
"Forsters had already hugely increased in size and turnover in the last ten years, and this move has really added to that"  on the arrival of the private client team from Gowling WLG.
Chambers HNW Guide 2017