Robert Shepherd > Mourant > St Peter Port, Guernsey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Litigation, international trusts and private client, financial services and regulatory.


Robert is the Senior Partner of Mourant Ozannes and is known for his commercial and no-nonsense approach. He has wide experience of commercial litigation including regulatory investigations. Robert has a broad array of clients and legal experience but specialises in finance and fiduciary services where he has been involved in some of the leading cases concerning fraud and disclosure orders and their impact upon financial institutions. In recent years, he has also developed an expertise in fund litigation as well as trust disputes both in the contentious and non-contentious fields.  He has also participated in numerous mediations.

Robert is frequently in demand to speak at or chair conferences both locally and overseas in his areas of expertise.

What the directories say:
‘A very wise head, very tactically astute and with enormous experience of a whole range of areas’ (Chambers UK, 2014); Robert Shepherd ‘’has been around the block a few times and shows immensely good judgment,’ according to sources (Chambers UK, 2013); Robert is listed as a Prominent Figure in the Citywealth Leading Lawyers List and as a Leading Lawyer in the Citywealth Contentious Trusts Honours List 2013.


Qualified as a solicitor (England – currently non-practising) 1993; advocate (Guernsey) 2002; joined Mourant Ozannes 1999, managing partner of the Guernsey office 2005, senior partner 2013. Admitted in the BVI 2016.

Lawyer Rankings

Guernsey > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Robert ShepherdMourant

The practice at Mourant acts on the full range of instructions from its roster of multinational financial institutions, trustees and liquidator clients. Recent highlights saw the team acting in a number of highly-publicised, multi-jurisdictional insolvency instructions as well as complex trust litigation, breach of contract claims, regulatory disputes, fund litigation and corporate crime matters. The team, which includes industry-leading litigators such as Gordon Dawes, Jeremy Wessels, Robert ShepherdAbel Lyall and the firm’s managing partner Jessica Roland, also represents a number of ultra-high-net-worth individuals concerning challenges to Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs), negligence claims and beneficiary disputes. Dawes and counsel Chantel Barrett handle insurance work for, among others, the Medical Protection Society. Roland is scheduled to take the role of Deputy Bailiff, a senior full-time judicial post, in May 2020.