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 the largest independent firm in the Isle of Man, commended by clients for its ‘range, as well as depth’. The team is led by insolvency expert Peter Clucas and Robert Colquitt, who has a very broad skillset across commercial and chancery litigation. Lindsey Bermingham heads the firm’s compliance team and as such is highly skilled in regulatory and more specifically anti-money laundering disputes. Senior legal adviser David Doyle is another name of note and an expert trust and regulatory disputes. Cross-border litigation is another strong point of the practice, with senior consultant Seth Caine being a key name in this regard. On the junior side of the team, senior associate Tara Cubbons  and associate Charles Williams are highly recommended and both highly skilled in insolvency disputes.

Isle of Man > Employment

Cains‘ highly experienced corporate and disputes teams are also known to handle employment work. The corporate group is highly skilled in advising clients on the employment aspects of M&A and bankruptcies, as well as handling day-to-day issues. On the disputes side, Robert Colquitt has expertise in issues such as unfair dismissal and discrimination. Associate Charles Williams is another practitioner with expertise in dismissals, while associate Kirsten Middleton assists clients with employee incentive schemes and immigration issues. Another key associate is Adam Clark, who is ‘excellent‘ and ‘highly responsive‘.