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Robert Christie

Partner  |  Dickinson Gleeson
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Jersey
England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Dispute resolution
Administration of estates and trusts
Family business governance

Q&A

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

Putting together a team of London, BVI, Seychelles and African lawyers to obtain a trust derivative order in Jersey and then a freezing injunction in BVI (in the name of one of the beneficiaries but on behalf of the trust), to recover trust assets in Africa (held via a BVI company) which had been misappropriated by another beneficiary. The misappropriation had been facilitated by a purported transfer of the assets from the Jersey trust to a Seychelles trust which was later deemed to have failed.

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

Work hard and never compromise your integrity.

What is your favourite quote?

“Do not assume that because I am frivolous I am shallow; I do not assume that because you are grave you are profound,” Sydney Smith.