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Appleby’s Caren Pegg advises well-known financial services companies on internal investigations and sensitive executive exits, as well as handling various tribunal cases. She successfully defended Swagelok in an unfair dismissal case and, with associate Mark Emery, is representing RL360° in a case concerning a compromise agreement invoving complicating factors concerning disclosure. Other clients include Old Mutual, Grant Thornton, Estera Trust, St Christopher’s Fellowship – for which Emerey was victorious in an employment tribunal case concerning an alleged redundancy – and Isle of Man Creameries, which Pegg advises on non-contentious matters. Rachel Berry is now at Keystone Law.

DQ is ‘one of the strongest employment teams on the island’ and ‘a first port of call for commercially-important employment disputes’. New director Leanne McKeown is ‘an excellent lawyer who constantly provides excellent service – she has a strong knowledge of employment legislation and the ability to translate this into a practical framework when dealing with complex issues’. McKeown handles highly sensitive cases for both employers and employees concerning unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, discrimination, employment status and executive exits. Clients include well-known companies in the gambling and financial services sectors, owner-managed businesses and individual executives. Working with Jessica McManus, McKeown represented The Children’s Centre in a case involving complex issues regarding Polkey deductions.

M&P Legal’s employment practice, headed by John Aycock handles a range of both contentious and non-contentious work. Aycock’s work includes a range of non-contentious mandates for employers and employees, often focusing on issues such as settlement agreements, restrictive covenant enforcement, redundancies and equality law. Advocate Christopher Brooks handles the firm’s relationship with Unite the Union. Other clients include professional services firms, public-sector bodies and schools.

Keystone Law provides ‘excellent all-round advice’ on both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Newly recruited from Cains, Gillian Christian is ‘a go-to lawyer, who is always available and delivers what clients require’. She advised Avfuel on redundancy issues in the light of a change of fuel supplier at Isle of Man Airport and Wilton on various terminations and disciplinary proceedings. Also involved in these mandates is advocate Rachel Berry, a new hire from Appleby. Other clients include The Co-operative Group, which uses the firm for employment tribunal work, and Sondica Group.

Simcocks handles a range of largely non-contentious employment work. Irini Newby advised businesses on redundancies as part of their exits from the Isle of Man, as well as an online gambling business on two executive exits, and another employer on health and safety matters and maternity discrimination issues. Winston Taylor deploys his immigration expertise on Tier 1 and Tier 2 visa matters and advised a mining company on an intra-company transfer of an employee and a trailing family.

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