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Robert Christie

Partner  |  Bedell Cristin

England and Wales


Trust Litigation
Company Litigation
Asset Tracing


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

Cross-examining the first witness for the other side in the 8 day trial of a long running matter, involving allegations of sham and breach of trust, and watching the witness give exactly the evidence my client had insisted was the case all along (and the other side had repeatedly denied).

How did you get into private client?

As a law student I found Equity and Trusts the most interesting area of the law. Getting pupillage then tenancy at Radcliffe Chambers meant I was doing private client work from the start.

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.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

I am a member of my younger brother's trance bagpipe collective, Major Blowhard and the Windbags. We had our first major gig in 2019 at the Tartan Heart festival but Covid-19 has really hindered our progress. Otherwise I enjoy books, theatre, and swimming in the sea pool outside our front door.

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

Number 10 Jersey - simple food, beautifully cooked.