Robert Lindley > Conyers > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

PO BOX 2681
Cayman Islands
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Work Department

Private Client & Trust


Partner, Head of Cayman & BVI Private Client & Trust


Robert Lindley, Partner, is Head of the Private Client & Trust practice in both the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands offices of Conyers.

Robert’s practice covers all aspects of Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands trust law advice and trust litigation. He regularly advises trustees, beneficiaries, protectors and other office holders on a variety of contentious and non-contentious trust and private client related matters. He has a broad range of experience in estate planning and administration of estate issues for high net worth individuals and families. Robert also advises on the establishment of private trust companies and trust structures in both jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Conyers in 2016, Robert worked in the private client and trust department with another offshore law firm in the Cayman Islands and in the Isle of Man where he Qualified as a Manx Advocate, as well as in the commercial dispute resolution department for a leading firm in the UK.





  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association


  • Lancaster University, Master of Science, 2008
  • College of Law, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 2000
  • College of Law, Postgraduate Diploma in Law, 1998
  • University of Edinburgh, Bachelor of Science (Hons), 1997

Lawyer Rankings

British Virgin Islands > Trusts/private client

Conyers‘ ‘very capable, experienced and attentive team’ provides comprehensive advice to a host of high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families on both contentious court applications and non-contentious advisory matters related to trust structures and restructurings. Head of the team Robert Lindley is a key player in high-value trust restructuring applications, estate planning work and estate administration issues, acting for high-net-worth individuals. Matthew Brown‘s broad practice encompasses all contentious aspects of commercial, trusts and insolvency law; he is active before the Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal.

Cayman Islands > Regulatory and compliance

Conyers‘ practice acts for a litany of regulated entities including banks, investment managers, fund administrators, trust companies and insurance companies on a range of regulatory matters. Head of the regulatory practice is Róisín Liddy-Murphy, who is noted for handling multi-jurisdictional and complex litigation proceedings. Robert Lindley focuses on private client matters including regulatory issues relating to pensions and private trust companies, while Derek Stenson is known for his expertise in insurance, reinsurance and structured products. Sarah Farquhar‘s broad practice spans CIMA licensing and registration work, economic substance advice, data protection issues, and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing mandates.

Cayman Islands > Trusts/private client

(Leading individuals)

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Led by Robert Lindley, Conyers’ private client and trust team advises on a wide range of non-contentious and contentious trust matters ranging from inheritance structuring issues and inter-generational asset transfers to relocations and providing structuring advice for the holding of cryptocurrencies, tokens and virtual assets. On the contentious side, the team is regularly involved in multi-party court applications with a cross-border element, notably focused on the Latin American markets. Counsel Wesley O’Brien is noted for his expertise in cross-border structures and is regularly sought out by clients for advice on the establishment and reorganisation of trusts and the related succession planning structures.