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DQ provides ‘excellent service and clear, practical advice’. The ‘knowledgeable, experienced and friendlyAnnemarie Hughes advises local and international trust clients on contentious and non-contentious matters. Tom Maher also undertakes a broad range of work in this area.

Lawyers at Simcocksprovide very good service and go about their business in a sympathetic way’. Practice head Phil Games has ‘excellent client-management abilities’ and Kevin O’Loughlin has ‘a great capacity for understanding complex matters quickly’. Amy Coole is highly recommended. The firm advises settlors, trustees, beneficiaries and protectors on all aspects of trusts, including litigation.

Appleby acts for trust companies, banks and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, advising on the formation, administration and structuring of trust structures for a variety of uses. Advising trustees on the exercise of their powers and duties and resolving trust-related disputes also form part of the firm’s work. Faye Moffett heads the team, which includes Simon Cain and Sophia Wong. Counsel David Pytches and associate Erin Trimble-Cregeen joined the firm in October 2015 from Standard Bank and Ogier, respectively. In December 2015, Sean Dowling went to Appleby Fiduciary Business and Alicia Cain moved to the firm’s Jersey office.

Advocate John Rimmer is ‘an excellent boutique’ led by John Rimmer, who is ‘personable, experienced and able to give practical advice’. Associate Lisa Gawne joined from Appleby in December 2015. The firm assists clients with estate planning, probate matters, and issues relating to trusts, foundations and charities.

At Cains, Jeremy Walton advises clients on wills and estate planning. John Rimmer is a consultant with the firm.

M&P Legal’s Christopher Murphy acted as receiver in one of the jurisdiction’s largest-ever Mental Health Act receiverships, served as a trustee in the implementation of a high-value divorce settlement, and helped manage the affairs of the late Sir Norman Wisdom.

Maitland is a multi-jurisdictional firm that advises fund managers and family offices. Colin Bird is the key contact in the Isle of Man.

MannBenham Advocates Limited represents high-net-worth individuals in litigation and handles wills and probate matters. Carly Stratton and Tim Henwood are recommended.

Stuart Smalley & Co LLC assists clients with trusts, estate planning and tax issues. Martine Fleming is the managing solicitor.

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