Mr Robert Dobbyn > Walkers > St Helier, Jersey > Lawyer Profile

Walkers
PO BOX 72,WALKER HOUSE
28-34 HILL STREET
ST HELIER
JE4 8PN
Jersey

Work Department

Private Capital & Trusts

Position

Robert is one of the leading non-contentious trusts practitioners in Jersey, and heads Walkers’ Jersey Private Capital & Trusts Group.

He focuses on private client structuring and advice, and is an expert in Jersey foundation structures.

Robert is a Jersey Advocate who has spent more than a decade specialising in offshore private client work.

He is recognised for the quality of his client service and advice by both Chambers UK and Legal 500, and he regularly contributes to a number of prestigious international publications dealing with offshore trusts, foundations and succession matters.

Robert provides advice and drafting in relation to Jersey trusts and foundations, mainly on non-contentious private wealth matters but he also assists his colleagues on corporate and contentious matters.

His clients typically comprise Jersey-based trustees but also include law firms, accountancy practices, settlors and beneficiaries from around the world, particularly London, Switzerland and the Middle East.

Career

Before joining Walkers, Robert spent five years with another leading international law firm in Jersey where he also focused on Jersey trusts and foundations.

Before that, Robert trained and qualified as a solicitor with Withers LLP in London, where he worked for four years.

Robert is a STEP member who won a STEP Excellence Award in 2011 for achieving the highest mark of any UK student in the “Administration of Trusts” paper. He sits on the Jersey Finance Trusts Law and Foundations Law working groups.

Languages

English

Memberships

Member of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Law Society of Jersey.

Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Education

Admitted in:
Jersey
England and Wales (not practising)

Qualifications:

MA (Cantab) in History from Cambridge University
TEP qualification from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Lawyer Rankings

Jersey > Private client, trusts and tax

(Leading individuals)

Robert DobbynWalkers

The team at Walkers brings together multi-jurisdictional expertise via its international office network, to advise on the spectrum of Jersey private capital, trusts and foundations matters. In recently promoted partner Sevyn Kalsi, the team has an expert in reorganising complex trust and company structures; and he is also instructed by high-net-worth families and their family offices on coordinating their offshore interests. Practice head Robert Dobbyn  is a Jersey foundation expert, also advising on trust structuring for a variety of Middle East-based clients. Disputes lawyer Nigel Sanders is the name to note for contentious trust issues.