Fraser Robertson > Appleby > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Dispute resolution (arbitration and mediation, banking litigation, fraud litigation, negligence claims, trust and estate litigation, regulatory advice, fraud and asset-tracing, insolvency and restructuring, trust dispute).


Fraser Robertson is a Group Partner in Dispute Resolution department in Jersey. Fraser also sits on the Group´s Global Management Committee Board. He is a commercial litigator who advises on all types of commercial disputes. He specialises primarily in trust, contractual and professional negligence, as well as fraud and asset tracing, and regulatory matters. He has acted and appeared before the Jersey courts in a number of significant trust disputes.

He has contributed to various publications, including the Jersey Law Review. Fraser is a keen speaker at international seminars and conferences, particularly on trust litigation matters.

Some recent examples of work include: advising Prince Jefri Bolkiah in high-profile litigation with the Sultan of Brunei to recover assets arising out of alleged misappropriation of US$15 billion from the Brunei Investment Agency, requiring parallel proceedings in both the Cayman Islands and Jersey; on and appearing in the trial of the ‘Shard of Glass’ dispute. The dispute, which has featured prominently in the mainstream and specialist media, involved five parties and a wide range of issues, including the law of mistake, breach of trust, transactions at an undervalue and defences of laches and acquiescence; and appearing in the trial of the significant case of EM.TV v Bayerische Landesbank, the first substantive case on the Jersey Security Interest Law, which involved the ownership of the television rights to the Formula One racing series.


Qualified 1985. Fraser practised for a number of years in London and became a partner of Appleby in 2000. He qualified as an accredited mediator in 2004.


Law Society of England and Wales, Jersey Law Society, International Bar Association, Institute of Directors and Jersey Association of Accredited Mediators, Jersey Law Society’s Disciplinary Panel, sits on the Board of Examiners for the Jersey Bar examinations. Adjunct Professor with the Jersey Institute of Law and a member of its Governing Body.


Durham University; Guildford College of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Dispute resolution > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

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Appleby’s ‘completely unflappable‘ dispute resolution practice head Jared Dann takes on major multijurisdictional insolvencies, including high-profile mandates for the administrators of Monsoon and Arcadia. Fraser Robertson and Michael O’Connell represent major beneficiaries, trustees and settlors in trust litigation, including removal applications, while Olwyn Barry handles commercial disputes and debt enforcements in domestic and international contexts. The team also acts in fraud and asset tracing mandates. Previous practice head Michael Cushing left for Ardent Chambers.