Robert Lindley, Partner, is Head of the Private Client & Trust practice in both the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands offices of Conyers.
Robert’s practice covers all aspects of Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands trust law advice and trust litigation. He regularly advises trustees, beneficiaries, protectors and other office holders on a variety of contentious and non-contentious trust and private client related matters. He has a broad range of experience in estate planning and administration of estate issues for high net worth individuals and families. Robert also advises on the establishment of private trust companies and trust structures in both jurisdictions.
Prior to joining Conyers in 2016, Robert worked in the private client and trust department with another offshore law firm in the Cayman Islands and in the Isle of Man where he Qualified as a Manx Advocate, as well as in the commercial dispute resolution department for a leading firm in the UK.
Robert has authored several chapters for leading industry publications. He is also recognised in The Legal 500 and Chambers High Net Worth guides as a “very hard-working and good litigator” and “very capable, measured and personable,” as well as “very knowledgeable in what he does and calm in his demeanour”. Who’s Who Legal recognises Robert as a “First-Class lawyer” and having a “strong grasp of what matters to the client, allied with a forthright and direct but charming manner”.
Professional trustees: a discussion on whether Public Trustee v Cooper “blessing” applications are being abused by overly cautious trustees (Lindley and O’Brien, Trust & Trustees, Oxford Publishing, June 2020)
Trustees & Private Wealth Practitioners: Time to Review, Reset & Reload (Lindley & O’Brien, The Journal of Swiss-Chinese Law Review)
Firewalls and families: Analysis of recent Cayman case law and legislative changes to Cayman’s firewall provisions in relation to foreign divorces with a Cayman connection (Lindley and O’Brien Trust Leaders 4 HNW Divorce, 2020)
Getting the Deal Through - Cayman jurisdiction analysis (November 2017)
Trusts & Estates Law & Tax Journal - 30 years’ flaw: Absent or defective protector consent (August 2017)
Secrets and Isles – Changes to the Cayman Islands’ confidentiality laws – STEP Trust Quarterly Review (June 2017)
Trust Mistakes: a Cayman Islands Analysis – Practice Law Company (April 2017)
Families and Firewalls - Analysis of new Cayman case law regarding firewall legislation – LexisNexis (April 2017)
30 Jun 2021
Piercing the Veil of Privilege: The Iniquity Exception
28 Jun 2021
BVI Court of Appeal clarifies key principles for recoverability of costs