Robert Christie > Bedell Cristin > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Bedell Cristin
PO BOX 75, 26 NEW STREET
ST HELIER
JE2 3RA
Jersey

Work Department

  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Position

Robert is a Partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution team.  

Robert is a Jersey Advocate, and English and BVI barrister, specialising in trusts, company, commercial and insolvency litigation.

Robert has extensive experience of acting for and advising clients in high-value commercial matters in particular involving breach of trust claims, directors’ breach of duty claims, trust disclosure and other administrative proceedings in relation to trusts, enforcement of foreign orders in relation to trusts, actions to remove trustees and protectors, unfair prejudice claims, freezing injunctions and insolvency procedures. He has acted for beneficiaries, shareholders and other individuals in disputes with larger institutions such as trust companies, banks and other lenders. He is experienced in obtaining litigation funding where necessary for impecunious clients. Robert also acts for some major trust companies, and advises trustees and directors on their duties, including in insolvency situations.

 

In November 2020 Robert was named IFC Partner of the Year at the Citywealth Future Leaders Awards in recognition of the results achieved for his clients over the previous few years.

Career

Robert is a graduate of Oxford University and was called to the English bar in 2006, practising at Radcliffe Chambers in Lincoln’s Inn. Between 2012 and 2015 he worked for a major offshore law firm in BVI. Robert has advised on a broad range of trust, company, commercial, fraud and asset-tracing and insolvency matters and appeared regularly in interim applications, trials and appeals in the County Court, High Court, English Court of Appeal, BVI Commercial Court and Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal. Robert’s Caribbean experience means that he is regularly instructed in international litigation which involves a number of offshore centres.

Robert moved to Jersey in 2015 and worked for a Jersey Law firm where he became a partner in January 2019. He joined Bedell Cristin as a partner in December 2020.

Memberships

  • Advocate – Jersey
  • Barrister – British Virgin Islands 
  • English Barrister (non-practising)
  • Member of Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts (ARIES)
  • Member of the Middle Temple
  • Overseas member of the Chancery Bar Association
  • Honorary member of Radcliffe Chambers

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

Robert ChristieBedell Cristin

The litigation department at Bedell Cristin mainly handles big-ticket commercial litigation, trust disputes and contentious and non-contentious insolvencies. It is also regularly instructed in shareholder disputes. Robert Gardner  is the practice head and an experienced trial advocate, as is former managing partner David Cadin . Edward Drummond  is a commercial litigator, also focusing on regulatory and compliance work. Robert Christie and associate Sonia Shah have substantial contentious trusts experience between them, while associate Sonia Minns has recent experience in unfair prejudice claims.