Robin Sellers elected Bencher at Inner Temple
Lecturer in The City Law School, Robin Sellers, was elected a Governing Bencher (or Master) of The Inner Temple at the Bench Table on 16th July 2020.
A bencher or Master of the Bench is a senior member of an Inn of Court in England and Wales, the Inns of Court in Northern Ireland or the Honorable Society of King’s Inns in Ireland. Benchers hold office for life and can be elected while practicing as barristers in recognition of their contribution to the law or to the life of their Inn. Others become benchers as a matter of course when appointed as High Court judges.
Money laundering cases
Robin joined The City Law School in September 2014 after a 20-year career at the criminal bar. In that time he prosecuted and defended at all levels including rapes, murder, fraud, money laundering and fatal road traffic offences as leading and junior counsel.
He specialised in multi-handed cases such as conspiracy to supply class A drugs. He is a grade 4 prosecutor for the CPS.
He became involved in a number of money laundering prosecution operations advising the CPS and HMRC as to the application of the money laundering regulations to money service businesses in the criminal context.
He is adept at handling vulnerable witnesses using special measures including children and adults with learning difficulties.
Latterly he developed a multi-disciplinary regulatory practice appearing at inquests, police misconduct hearings and fitness to practice hearings before the GMC. This emanated from his expertise in representing drivers in the emergency services charged with death by dangerous driving as a result of their duties. He has regularly given lectures and seminars to the profession, solicitors and police officers arising out of this area.