Anthony is consistently ranked as a leading practitioner in his field. He specialises particularly in contentious trust and probate cases. His practice also extends to asset recovery whether in cases of commercial fraud or cross-border insolvency.
Current cases include acting for the Plaintiffs in breach of trust proceedings seeking restitution of in excess of US$ 100m. The Defendants issued a forum challenge in Jersey to stay the action in favour of proceedings which they commenced in Mauritius seeking court approval of their actions. Their application failed before the Royal Court of Jersey. The Defendants unsuccessfully appealed to both the Court of Appeal and the Privy Council, the latter handing down judgment in November 2014. The substantive case is now proceeding in Jersey (Crociani v Crociani).
Held in high regard by his peers, Anthony is often instructed by local professionals especially in trust cases and to defend allegations of professional negligence. Anthony has also acted for Jimmy Choo co-founder Tamara Mellon in a family trust dispute who described him as "a master of detail" and "brilliant in court" in her recently published memoir "In My Shoes".
- Advocate - Jersey
- Barrister* - England & Wales
- Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists
- Member of the Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association
- Star Individual 'Leader in their field' - Chambers UK, Europe and Global 2018 and 2017
- 'Leading Lawyers Contentious Trusts' category - 2017 Citywealth Leaders List
- Band One 'Leader in their field' - Chambers 2016
- 'Leading individual' - Legal 500 2017, 2016
- 'Honours List' in the 'Leading Lawyers Contentious Trusts' category - 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 Citywealth Leaders List
- 'Prominent Figure' in the 'Leading Lawyers Contentious Trusts' category - 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 Citywealth Leaders List
- 'Leading Lawyer' in financial services, regulatory, investment management and real estate - IFLR1000 2016
The best advocate on the island, tremendous respect from judges and very clever approach.Chambers 2017
Standout litigator. He is the best advocate in Jersey. He is a terrific lawyer and a wonderfully calm, common-sense, persuasive advocate.Chambers 2018
Is frankly an outstanding advocate. He has dealt with some of the largest trust litigation in Jersey and he is absolutely fantastic.Chambers 2016
On 11 September the Royal Court handed down its judgment in Crociani & O'rs v Crociani & O'rs  JRC146 in favour of the Plaintiffs, Cristiana Crociani and her minor daughters, following the trial, which ran from mid-January until early April 2017. The...
Litigation partner, and Bedell Cristin’s new Managing Partner, David Cadin, has been re-elected to the post of Bâtonnier.
Anthony Robinson, assisted by David Cadin, Edward Drummond and Dina El-Gazzar recently acted for Christopher Rokos, one of the co-founders and a highly successful trader with Brevan Howard (the largest hedge fund manager in Europe).
The Privy Council has delivered a significant ruling on trust jurisdiction clauses in Crociani & O'rs v Crociani & O'rs  UKPC 40.
The Court of Appeal in Jersey has broken new ground by ordering an interim payment on account of costs in Crociani, Foortse, BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation Ltd & Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Ltd v Crociani & O'rs  JCA 095.
The Court of Appeal in Jersey has set a new test for permission to appeal from all future decisions of the Royal Court in civil proceedings.
The Court of Appeal in Jersey has delivered a landmark ruling in Crociani, Foortse, BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation Ltd & Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Ltd v Crociani & Others  JCA 089 (“Crociani”).
Acting for the Plaintiffs in breach of trust proceedings seeking restitution of in excess of US$ 100m.
The enforcement of English matrimonial orders against Jersey trusts has undergone huge change in recent times, including the latest changes made by the Trusts (Amendment No.5) (Jersey) Law 2012.
This briefing explains how foreign judgments may be enforced in Jersey. Jersey has its own legal system and is a separate jurisdiction from that of England and Wales. Judgments obtained outside Jersey which provide for the payment of a sum of money may be ...
In Crociani & O'rs v Crociani & O'rs & Camilla de Bourbon des deux Siciles  UKPC 40 ("Crociani"), the Privy Council has delivered a significant ruling which will have far reaching effects for trust lawyers (both contentious and non-contentious) all ov...
In Crociani, Foortse, BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation Ltd & Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Ltd v Crociani & O'rs  JCA 095 ("Crociani"), the Jersey Court of Appeal has awarded an interim payment on account of costs to the successful Respondents to the ...
In Crociani, Foortse, BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation Ltd & Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Ltd v Crociani & Others  JCA 089 ("Crociani"), Bedell Cristin appeared for the successful Respondents to the appeal in what is already being hailed as a landmar...
In Crociani, Foortse, BNP Paribas Jersey Trust Corporation Ltd & Appleby Trust (Mauritius) Ltd v Crociani & Others  ("Crociani"), the Jersey Court of Appeal has delivered a landmark ruling which will have far reaching effects for trust lawyers (both c...
The English matrimonial courts have jurisdiction to vary a trust in accordance with domestic law. This is so, even where the trust is located abroad and governed by the law of another jurisdiction. Thus, 'nuptial settlements' (whether on-shore or off-shore)...
In Petrodel Resources Ltd & Ors v Prest & Ors  EWCA Civ 1395 ("Prest"), the English Court of Appeal has delivered a startling ruling which will have far reaching effects for wealthy individuals seeking to protect their assets on divorce.
Jersey has a legal system which is separate from that of any other jurisdiction. Whilst it is judicially independent, unsurprisingly, it reflects many of the practices and procedures to be found in the courts of England and Wales, but with distinct differen...
This briefing focuses on mediation, perhaps the most common form of alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") procedures. Mediation is widely used in the UK and has well established advantages over traditional litigation including: substantial costs savings a...
The purpose of this briefing is to summarise the procedure for obtaining evidence in Jersey at the request of a foreign court (the "Requesting Court") in civil or commercial proceedings pending or in contemplation outside the Island.
The purpose of this briefing is to set out how and when the Jersey courts will grant Mareva relief to assist litigants in foreign jurisdictions.
In many cases, Alternative Dispute Resolution ("ADR") might offer a more cost effective, time efficient solution to dealing with a dispute than traditional litigation. This briefing gives an overview of the approach to ADR in Jersey.
The usual costs rule in litigation is that the losing party pays the winning party's reasonable legal costs. If a Defendant fears that a Plaintiff will not or will be unable to pay those costs, it can attempt to safeguard against that risk by bringing an ap...
On 11 September the Royal Court handed down its judgment in Crociani & O’rs v Crociani & O’rs  JRC146 in favour of the Plaintiffs. Eason Rajah and Anthony Robinson discuss the judgment. Published in Trusts & Trustees, Vol. 24, No. 2 - March 2018.
Anthony Robinson and Eason Rajah QC review the Royal Court judgment in the long-running case of Crociani v Crociani delivered on 11 September 2017. Published in STEPs Trust Quarterly Report - December 2017.