Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda*, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey (Channel Islands). We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets and trusts.
Walkers works in exclusive association with Kevin Taylor, trading as 'Walkers Bermuda', a full service commercial law firm providing advice on all aspects of Bermuda law.
Walkers Professional Services provides registered office, corporate, and fiduciary services from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong and Ireland. We also provide compliance services from the Cayman Islands through Walkers Compliance, a one-stop-shop which helps clients address evolving Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, including outsourcing and supporting their compliance functions. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
Admitted in:Jersey England and Wales (not practising) Qualifications: MA (Cantab) in History from Cambridge University TEP qualification from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Chambers HNW Guide 2019 – Ranked Lawyer"Provides advice on a broad spectrum of non-contentious trust and foundation matters. "He is very good and very thorough and really switched-on. He is methodical in the way he deals with things and is a good person to deal with for our HNW clients," reports an international lawyer."
2019 Chambers and Partners Global Guide - Notable Practitioner (Trusts) - Robert Dobbyn is "a fount of knowledge when it comes to foundation law," comments a source. One client says: "He is great to work with and his technical knowledge is very good indeed."
2018 Legal 500 - (Private Client, Trusts and Tax) Next Generation Lawyer - Jersey
"Robert Dobbyn is described as ‘a definite rising star in Jersey’; ‘his advice is always appropriate and exactly what clients are looking for’."
2018 Legal 500 - (Banking and Finance) Recommended Lawyer - Jersey
"Robert Dobbyn praised for his ‘excellent attention to detail and great skill in transactions' "
Chambers HNW Guide 2018 – Ranked Lawyer “’A good, solid trust lawyer’, 'his willingness to assist is tantamount to brilliant.' 'He is great to work with and his technical knowledge is very good indeed.’ 'I like his documentation and his approach, and his understanding of the problem is very good'."
2017 Who's Who Legal: Private Client - Recommended Lawyer
2017 Legal 500 - (Private Client, Trusts and Tax) – Next Generation Lawyer - Jersey "Robert Dobbyn is ‘a fantastic lawyer because he genuinely loves the area in which he practices – he is familiar with all the recent developments and takes great pride in his documents’."
Private Client Practitioner Top 35 Under 35 three years running STEP Excellence Award, Administration of Trusts paper 2011 (for highest mark in the UK)
Member of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Law Society of Jersey. Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Robert Dobbyn is ‘a fantastic lawyer'