Robert ShepherdConsultant

Robert Shepherd

'Has a talent for summarising an argument and presenting his case with great clarity'


I'm a Consultant based in our Guernsey office.

I joined Mourant Ozannes in 1999 from Clifford Chance in London. I was the Managing Partner of the Guernsey office from 2005 to 2013 and Senior Partner between 2013 and 2019.

I have wide experience of corporate and fiduciary matters, including regulatory investigations. I’ve been involved in cases concerning trusts, fraud and disclosure orders, and in recent years have developed expertise in fund litigation.

I advise high-net-worth private clients and family offices and hold a number of appointments as director and trustee.

I’m regularly asked to speak at, or chair, conferences in my areas of specialisation.

Professional qualifications

  • Advocate, Guernsey, 2002
  • Solicitor, England, 1993 (currently non-practising)

What the directories say

"He is very experienced, commercial, relaxed and committed to his clients." Chambers and Partners UK 2020. 

Chambers UK, 2019 state, 'A source says: "He is practical and able to distil complex problems into client-friendly solutions."'

'Clients can rely on the 'personable and insightful' Robert Shepherd, who 'is able to grasp problems quickly and take on board clients' concerns'. Robert is 'very capable, logical, calm and practical,' Legal 500 UK, 2018.

'Robert Shepherd is deemed a 'skilful negotiator' with 'a talent for summarising an argument and presenting his case with great clarity',' Chambers UK, 2017. Robert is also listed as a Ranked Lawyer for Dispute Resolution.

Robert is described as a 'first-class litigator', Legal 500 UK, 2016.

'Robert Shepherd receives plaudits for providing 'a first-rate service. He has an excellent grasp of the brief and an extremely focused and practical approach to moving claims forward',' Chambers UK, 2016.

'Clients say Robert Shepherd 'is a wise counsel. He will have a good course of action to take. He provides a good set of options.' He is well reputed in the market for his broad practice,' Chambers UK, 2015. Robert is ranked in Dispute Resolution.

Robert 'focuses on the key issues and marshals the arguments effectively to reach the optimum solution', Legal 500 UK, 2015. Robert is also recommended in Dispute Resolution and Private Client, Trusts and Tax.

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Chambers & Partners


Recent publication | 18 January 2019

GFSC: Fit & Proper Guidance


Recent publication | 20 December 2018

Financial Orders – Handle with Care!