It is with the utmost sadness that 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square announces the death of our dear colleague Anneli Robins, who passed away after a long illness on 7 June 2023.
Anneli was called to the bar in 2011 and joined 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square upon its merger with Arden Chambers in 2018. She was an exceptional and skilled barrister who was deservedly ranked as a leading junior by both Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners. Particularly recognised for her work in social housing, property, public and Equality Act law she had, despite her relatively junior call, appeared in many leading cases at all levels up to and including the Supreme Court. Anneli was particularly good at relating to vulnerable clients, providing them with calm support and unwavering tenacity in fighting their causes. A stellar legal career has been cut tragically short.
Anneli was a hugely kind and selfless person who brought so much more to chambers than her undoubted legal talent and dedication to her work. She enlivened all occasions with her spirit, sense of humour and enthusiasm, was a loyal and caring friend to her colleagues, and a provider of great support to many members and staff. Simply put Anneli is irreplaceable, she will be much missed, and her death leaves a huge void in all of our lives.
In the midst of our grief all of our thoughts are with her family and, in particular, her husband, Jeremy.
Anneli's Funeral will be held at St Mary's Church, Wimbledon Village, SW19 7BT at 11 am on Monday, 26th June. Jeremy and Anneli's family would like all those that would wish to attend to do so. The service will be followed by refreshments in the Garden Hall next door, to which you are also invited.
If you have any questions, please direct them to Poppy's Funeral Directors on 020 3589 4726. Should you wish to send flowers, they will be able to provide you with details.
Donations, if you wish, in Anneli's memory to StreetLink - a just giving page has been set up and donation may be made by clicking here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/annelirobins?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=annelirobins&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=90eef20e93b249f292a59fb305e22a3c