Robin Carr

Robin Carr

Senior Consultant
Johannesburg, South Africa
T: +27 11 669 9504
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Robin Carr is a senior consultant in our Johannesburg office Employment & Benefits Practice.

He has extensive experience in litigation and employment law. He advises on a broad range of employment issues, including mergers, transfers, dismissals, collective disputes, strikes, restraints of trade, discrimination, employment equity and sexual harassment. Robin’s experience extends to appearances in the Labour Court and in arbitrations.

His expertise is recognised by Chambers Global (Employment).

He has BA and LLB degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand. 

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Relevant Experience

Robin Carr has been involved in providing legal advice in the private and public sectors and has been involved in advising on investigating allegations of misconduct and advising on disciplinary action.  He was involved in advising the South African Police Service in 2011 in relation to the Public Protector.

In 2016 he was involved in advising on investigations and disciplinary action against employees of the State Information Technology Agency (SITA) and also was involed in advising the South African Police Service Medical Aid Scheme in relation to directives o the Registrar of Medical Schemes and disciplinary action.

In 2021 he has advised a public sector Bargaining Council in regard to its constitution and another public sector Bargaining Council in regard to its dispute resolution rules and procedures.  Most recently he has successfully obtained an interdict for an employer in relation to the Metal and Engineering Industries strike.

Signature Matters


  • Chambers and Partners consistently ranked Robin in Band 4 for Employment law for the past seven consecutive years (2015 to 2021).
  • Robin is listed as recommended lawyer for Employment Law in South Africa by Legal 500 2017.

Robin Carr maintains a significant profile in South Africa for his handling of employment and labour law litigation and arbitration. He is recognised for his involvement in discrimination disputes and wrongful dismissals, with further experience acting for labour unions on issues involving organisation rights. – Chambers and Partners, 2021

Robin Carr is lauded for his “extensive and exact industry knowledge, and the expediency with which he offers legal solutions.” He provides representation in a range of employment and labour disputes, including discrimination and dismissals.Chambers and Partners, 2020

Robin Carr is a notable litigator who regularly handles labour and employment disputes. His expertise touches on a plethora of issues, including dismissals, strikes, discrimination, harassment and the employment law ancillary to M&A.Chambers and Partners, 2019

Robin Carr is a respected practitioner with a reputation as an excellent litigator, regularly appearing before the Labour Court in South Africa. He provides employment advice on a number of issues, including dismissals, strikes and the employment implications of M&A. Clients speak highly of him, saying: “He is an outstanding person, an absolute gentleman and very thorough with his work.”Chambers and Partners, 2018

Robin Carr is an established practitioner in this sector and is well thought of for his litigious prowess in labour law. He recently acted for Putco on addressing the issue of lock-outs in a trade union-related collective bargaining matter.- Chambers and Partners 2017

Robin Carr possesses noteworthy experience in litigation relating to labour law. He assisted Eskom with obtaining an eviction order against individuals occupying a power station. – Chambers and Partners 2016

Publications & Insights