Robert Colquitt > Cains > Douglas, Isle Of Man > Lawyer Profile

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Robert is a Director within Cains’ top tier Litigation team. His practice focuses on all aspects of commercial and chancery litigation, having represented a wide range of clients both domestic and international.

He regularly advises in cases involving trust disputes, fraud and asset tracing, breaches of financial services legislation, insolvency, commercial contract disputes and professional negligence.

Robert has extensive advocacy experience and regularly appears as counsel in cases before the various divisions of the Isle of Man High Court. Robert is also an ADR Group certified mediator. He has acted as mediator and counsel in a number of successful mediations.

Robert is ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’ by The Legal 500 for his dispute resolution and litigation work and is described as “someone who delivers results” and who has “won praise for a careful and considered approach”. Clients have also commented on his “diligence and forensic ability in protecting our interests” and “solid and dependable negotiation of complex commercial proceedings”.


English barrister (non-practising) 1994; Manx advocate 1997.


International Bar Association, Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists, ADR Group-accredited mediator.

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Robert ColquittCains

Cains is ‘one of the go-to firms in the Isle of Man’ for litigation services and is particularly sought after for advice regarding commercial and corporate disputes, high value and complex contentious insolvency matters, asset tracing, fraud and trust litigation cases. The team, jointly headed by Peter Clucas and ‘stand-outRobert Colquitt, regularly acts for corporates, private equity sponsors, international banks and alternative lenders. ‘Extremely experiencedLindsey Bermingham is a ‘superb lawyer’ specialising in regulatory issues, anti-money laundering and international co-operation. David Doyle and Seth Caine, as well as the corporate and commercial litigation focused Tara Cubbon and Charles Williams, are also noted. Clients laud the ‘great customer service’ and ‘trusted advice’.

Isle of Man > Employment

Cains‘ employment team provides strong advice in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters. Robert Colquitt  has substantial experience handling contentious employment matters including discrimination and unfair dismissals. The “extremely knowledgeable” Katherine Sheerin  has recently returned to the firm, bringing particular expertise concerning dismissals and restructurings. Associate Kirsten Porter advises clients on matters ranging from dismissals to immigration.