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Ziva Robertson


Ziva specializes in both contentious and non-contentious trusts, structuring and succession advice to ultra-high net worth individuals and their businesses.



Ziva, a solicitor-advocate, advises clients on dispute resolution issues, including complex trust disputes, contested estates and commercial disputes containing fiduciary elements. She counsels individuals and companies on the conduct and the avoidance of disputes and has extensive experience in cross-jurisdictional and international litigation.

Ziva brings her wealth of experience in litigation to advise on structuring trusts and other arrangements to minimize the risk of future disputes. She reviews matters to determine whether the structure will meet the family’s evolving needs, to ensure the choice of jurisdiction best suits the individual circumstances of the case and that the structure includes as many litigation deterrents as possible.

When disputes arise, Ziva will advise on and conduct mediation as well as other forms of alternative dispute resolution. In cases when litigation has been threatened or commenced, Ziva has successfully pursued and defended cases in the UK and abroad, including the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas, Bermuda, the Channel Islands and the Middle East.


English High Court/Court of Appeal

  • Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing: landmark case regarding rights of information pursuant to the Data Protection Act 1998.


  • Several claims against service providers in relation to the negligent setting up of structures and setting them aside on the grounds or mistake.


  • Summary removal of trustee and protector based on fraud; vesting orders and a landmark decision regarding the extent of the BVI firewall legislation. preservation orders against protector; committal proceedings against protector.


  • Contentious trust and probate proceedings involving questions of conflict of laws and the application of the Jersey “firewall” legislation.


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