Rob Gardner

Partner  |  Bedell Cristin


Commercial Litigation


Trusts: Contentious

Office Location

London, United Kingdom

Short Biography

After qualification at Wilde Sapte I embarked on a 12 month exchange with a Madrid law firm (turning up there with very little Spanish) before moving to Lawrence Graham in London. I then worked at Walkers in the Cayman Islands and BVI for almost 5 years before moving to Jersey, where I joined Bedell Cristin and qualifed as a Jersey advocate in 2012. My only previous experience of the Channels Islands had been attending a wedding in Alderney in the early 90s, but the experience of living in Jersey for 16 years was amazing. I am now based in the London office of Bedell Cristin, although all of my work involves Jersey (and some BVI) law. I frequently appear in the Jersey Courts on a wide range of contentious cases including trusts, general commercial disputes and insolvency related matters.

What is your favorite restaurant to take a client or colleague to?

Oyster Box St Brelade's Bay Jersey

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

leave York, don't look back and go off and see the world

What was your first job?

Hotel ''porter'' in Saas Fee, Switzerland: involving everything from driving the electric milk float to collect guests, to bringing in the logs, to stocking the bar, to washing up. They squeezed 16 hour days out of me, so I crwaled out of there after 4 months

What is the book you recommend to everyone?

Zen and the art of Motorcycle Maintenance

What changes do you expect to see in your practice over the next year?

Probably an up-tick in insolvency and security enforcement work