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Hector Robinson QC

Partner  |  Mourant

Cayman Islands


Trial advocacy
Private client advice
General commercial litigation


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

I have advised and appeared successfully as leading counsel on three significant Beddoe applications for the trustee of the Stingray Trust, two of which were hotly contested, and one of which involved the court granting a Beddoe order retrospectively, which appears to have had no precedent in any reported case. The matter is a multi-jurisdictional cross-border matter with proceedings currently ongoing in three jurisdictions. I was also named amongst the Citywealth Top 100 Trust Litigators in 2020.

How did you get into private client?

I’ve always been involved in litigation from the early 2000’s. Even though I have a general commercial litigation practice, I was the associate assigned to the trust litigation matters. I was involved in Re M surrounding mental capacity in the mid 2000’s and AB v AB Junior, which sparked my interest. Morven McMillan joined us as a specialist private client practitioner who then led the practice. When Morven left in 2015, that was when I took over the leadership over the private client work in the Cayman office, which is now the primary practice for me.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

This area of the law is as challenging as it is intellectually rewarding. You will have the opportunity to work among some of the brightest lawyers in the world both on the contentious side and on the advisory side. Embrace the opportunity, as success in this field will invariably be recognised as a major achievement.

What is your favourite quote?

"I may be wrong, and often am, but I never doubt." Sir George Jessel.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I am the President of Cayman Cricket – I don’t know if it’s a hobby anymore, as it’s a lot of work! I am also the Chairman of the Law Reform Commission in Cayman. They both take up a lot of my time. I try my hand at golf too. I also really enjoy camping across the world.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Agua – I live above it! I also really like Eduardo’s Italian and Morgan’s in Cayman.