Robert Avis, Counsel
Robert is a barrister who advises and represents international and domestic clients in relation to private wealth and commercial matters and disputes.
Robert is a barrister who advises and represents international and domestic clients in relation to private wealth and commercial matters and disputes. He works closely with colleagues in the firm’s family and private client teams, often on cases involving contentious trusts and estates issues with cross-border and foreign law elements. He appears as an advocate in the English courts and before arbitral tribunals.
- Advising on the court-supervised restructuring of a very large family trust structure with assets in multiple jurisdictions, working closely with contentious and non-contentious teams and offshore lawyers.
- Acting for the victim of the promotors of a highly complex “pension liberation” scheme to recover assets from offshore entities for the benefit of an English pension scheme.
- Representing a charitable donor in relation to a dispute over the terms of a deed of gift.
- Working with representative beneficiaries of a large employee share trust in Public Trustee v Cooper proceedings.
- Prior to joining the firm, Robert was a self-employed barrister in a leading commercial chancery chambers, where he appeared in a number of high-profile cases including The Libyan Investment Authority v Goldman Sachs International  EWHC 2530 (Ch) and Sabbagh v Khoury  EWHC 3004 (Comm)