Rob is head of Bedell Cristin's litigation team. He is a very experienced commercial litigator and insolvency specialist.
On the litigation side he is involved in a broad range of commercial litigation, particularly disputes involving trusts and is regularly involved in assisting with applications by trustees and beneficiaries including in relation to rectification, mistake and the rule in Hastings-Bass.
On the insolvency side he also works closely with insolvency practitioners in Jersey and elsewhere. He regularly advises companies, directors, shareholders, creditors and insolvency office holders on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious insolvency and restructuring work, particularly where there is a cross border element. Current or recent insolvency work includes acting for liquidators in the court winding up of a Jersey corporate group owning valuable real estate in Jersey; acting on a novel and contested letter of request application; acting for the company and thereafter the liquidators of a significant listed Jersey technology company; acting on a novel application to restore a company to the register and convert its status from summary winding up into creditors' winding up.
Rob joined the firm in 2006 from a leading Caribbean firm, where he was involved in a wide range of commercial litigation, corporate recovery and restructuring projects in both the Cayman Islands and British Virgin Islands.
- Advocate - Jersey
- Solicitor - England & Wales (non-practising)
- Attorney-at-law - Cayman Islands (non-practising)
- Solictor - Brtishs Virgin Islands (non-practising)
Areas of Expertise
- 'Leader in their field' - Chambers UK, Europe and Global 2019
- 'Honours List' in the 'Leading Lawyers' category - 2015 Citywealth Leaders List
- 'Highly Regarded' in restructuring and insolvency - IFLR1000 2020
- 'Leading Individuals' - Legal 500, 2021
Very approachable, commercial and technically strong
Chambers and Partners
Robert Gardner has a good feel for what the judge will think and is great on strategy
Robert Gardner is a strong advocate, legally very sound and commercially robust. He is the most discreet lawyer I know in Jersey and also very approachable