Robert is responsible for overseeing all retail Business Rates work undertaken at Allsop LLP.



Robert joined Allsop in 1985 and has always specialized in handling Business Rates work in the retail sector. 

Robert has a substantial range of experience gained over 37 years in handling rating appeals and providing advice on mitigating rates liabilities.  He has been Chair of the Rating Surveyors Association Retail Panel for over 10 years and is a past member of the RICS Rating and Local Taxation Policy Panel.

He has been responsible for chairing the rate appeal negotiations in many high profile retail locations including Westfield London, Lakeside and Brent Cross. Robert has been Chair of the Oxford Street rates committee for nearly 30 years.



• Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
• Member of The Rating Surveyors Association
• Chair of The Rating Surveyors Association Retail Panel


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Insights by Robert Sherwill

Blog 05/07/22

Why are business rates so unpopular?

Occupier Business Rates

Whoever you speak to about business rates, you can be confident of two things. One, they will not like business rates. Two, i...

Blog 20/06/22

Business Rates 2023 Revaluation – what does this mean for you?

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The next nationwide business rates revaluation is to take place on 1 April 2023, placing new rateable values on all 2.1 Milli...

Blog 26/10/20

Business Rates Review: Call for Evidence

Occupier Business Rates

At the spring budget the Government announced it would conduct a fundamental review of business rates due to the widespread c...

Blog 26/05/20

Coronavirus Rates Relief

Occupier Business Rates

The government has introduced a number of measures to give support to businesses through the period of disruption caused by ...