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

PO BOX 2681
Cayman Islands

Work Department

Private Client & Trust




Robert Lindley is a partner and the Head of the Private Client and Trust practice in both the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands offices of Conyers Dill & Pearman. 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.




  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)


  • 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

Fielding a ‘talented team of lawyers’ that works collaboratively across the offshore territories, the ‘extremely responsive’ group at Conyers is a strong choice for a litany of high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and family offices seeking assistance with multi-million-dollar trust administration and structuring matters. Contentious proceedings are also a core workflow for the practice, underpinned by its close interdisciplinary ties with the dispute resolution group. The team is headed up by Robert Lindley, whose experience in both contentious and non-contentious matters sees him working with a sweep of international clients on trust establishments, (re)structurings, and contested estate work. Counsel Matthew Brown is a ‘particularly impressive’ commercial, trusts and insolvency lawyer who regularly appears on behalf of clients in the Commercial Court.

Cayman Islands > Regulatory and compliance

Drawing praise from clients for its ‘all-round excellence‘, Conyers‘ cross-practice team works with both public and private sector clients on a range of regulatory and compliance requirements associated with new fund formations, trust structurings, administrative fines, and remediation measures. Practice co-chair Robert Lindley specialises in trusts and private client concerns, while fellow co-chair Derek Stenson focuses on insurance and reinsurance sector matters. Disputes counsel Róisín Liddy-Murphy specialises in regulatory investigations, most recently for clients in the telecoms sector, and associate Sarah Farquhar, who joined the team from Maples Group in June 2021, is praised for her ‘vast wealth of knowledge in regulatory and compliance matters’.

Cayman Islands > Trusts/private client

(Next Generation Partners)

Robert LindleyConyers

Helmed by the ‘highly experienced and very responsiveRobert LindleyConyers works with a strong mix of high-net-worth individuals, family offices, and corporates on the full scope of non-contentious and trusts disputes work. The team’s cross-border capabilities are notably concentrated in the Latin American markets, advising a number of Brazilian and Argentine entities on high-value matters. Associate Wesley O’Brien advises widely on trusts and succession planning matters.