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


T: +44 207 863 8520

“He continues to impress with his exceptional ability and his immense practical experience.” Legal 500 UK, 2019
"David Robinson is obviously superb and has led the way at Forsters." Chambers UK, 2017
"The firm has a long history, which gives it gravitas, but it is actually quite young, which reflects in the outlook of its lawyers.  People like working with each other and that helps with the sense of camaraderie and mutual support."
Forsters brand survey 2014