St John Robilliard
Mourant Ozannes, Guernsey
T +44 1481 731 440
Year of joining Mourant Ozannes:
Litigation, International Trusts & Private Client
St John attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge and graduated with
a first in his LLB. St John was a lecturer in Law at the University
of Manchester from 1976-1987. From 1987 to 1994 he worked with a
specialist law firm in Jersey operating in the trust, tax and
corporate fields. St John joined Mourant Ozannes' litigation
department in 1994 subsequently specialising in trust and related
matters and general legal matters affecting trust companies
including the Housing Control Law.
St John is a frequent contributor to journals, books and
conferences, including country contributor to Trust and Trustees.
St John is a contributor to International Trust Survey and
St John qualified as a Barrister (England 1985, currently
non-practising) and an Advocate (Guernsey) in 1996.
Is a member of:
St John is an Academician of the International Academy of Estate
and Trust Law, a member of the Society of Trust and Estate
Practitioners and an overseas member of the Chancery Bar
He has appeared in many leading Guernsey trust cases, including
a large majority of the cases on rectification, mistake and
variation in recent years.
What the directories say:
"St John Robilliard is a leading figure in Guernsey who 'is
exceptionally strong in difficult trust matters and turns things
around very quickly,' sources say," Chambers Global, 2013.
"St John Robilliard's 'in-depth knowledge of trust law' attracts
numerous clients to his Guernsey practice. He is also considered to
be 'academically and technically superb'," Chambers UK, 2013.
is listed as a Leading Lawyer in both
the Citywealth Leading Lawyers Honours List and the Citywealth
Contentious Trusts Honours List 2013.
St John's "encyclopaedic knowledge of previous cases was an
invaluable component of the advice given," Citywealth Leading
Lawyers List, 2012.
"The 'exceptionally bright and academic' St John Robilliard is
renowned for his work on both contentious and non-contentious
trusts, and is also noted for his tax expertise. He is 'technically
expert and a superb negotiator'," Chambers UK, 2012.
St John is named as a leading lawyer and prominent figure for
contentious and non-contentious trusts work in the Citywealth
Leaders List 2011.
St John is "'undoubtedly the leading name in Guernsey for trusts
work," Legal 500, 2011.
"St John Robilliard has an extremely strong reputation among
peers and clients for his skills in trust work, especially with
regards to offshore jurisdictions. He is a 'very knowledgeable and
impressive individual'," Chambers Global, 2011.
"St John Robilliard is one of Guernsey's pre-eminent trusts and
tax lawyers. He is known for being both erudite and innovative, and
handles contentious and non-contentious trusts matters," Chambers
"Peers hold him up as a 'real leader in the field'," Chambers
St John "is incredibly well versed in trusts issues and has the
ability to think outside the box," Chambers UK.
"One of the most experienced practitioners on the island,"
"A brilliant lawyer," Legal 500.
"Prepared to entertain client input," Legal 500.
"At the forefront of Guernsey trust law," Legal 500.