Employment in Isle Of Man

Appleby

With expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters, Appleby has been very active in advising on employment tribunals and redundancies. Caren Pegg is a well-known employment specialist, as exemplified by being actively involved with the Isle of Man Government on introducing new legislation. Other key members of the team include senior associate Keira Gore, who focuses on equality and discrimination claims; and associate Emily Ashe, who has a particular interest in immigration. Senior associate Mark Emery, who is experienced in employment disputes, has joined DQ.

With expertise in contentious and non-contentious matters, Appleby has been very active in advising on employment tribunals and redundancies. Caren Pegg is a well-known employment specialist, as exemplified by being actively involved with the Isle of Man Government on introducing new legislation. Other key members of the team include senior associate Keira Gore, who focuses on equality and discrimination claims; and associate Emily Ashe, who has a particular interest in immigration. Senior associate Mark Emery, who is experienced in employment disputes, has joined DQ.

Practice head(s):

Caren Pegg

Other key lawyers:

Keira Gore; Emily Ashe

Key clients

RL360

Swagelok Ltd

Royal Bank of Scotland International

Kelladale Limited

Isle of Man Creamery

Basalt Infrastructure Partners II A L.P. Y

Adorn Domiciliary Care

Moores Management Limited

Boston Limited

KKR & Co

Work highlights

  • Advised RL360 on a dispute involving the enforceability of a conciliated settlement agreement.

DQ

DQ's employment practice is led by Leanne McKeown who, for some, 'is fast forging a reputation as the go-to employment practitioner on the Island'. She has represented employers and high-value employees in cases before both the tribunals and the courts, with extensive experience in advising on dismissals and settlement agreements. She is regularly supported by associate Jessica McManus on these major mandates. The team has recently been enhanced with the arrival of senior associate Mark Emery from Appleby, who focuses on employment litigation.

DQ's employment practice is led by Leanne McKeown who, for some, 'is fast forging a reputation as the go-to employment practitioner on the Island'. She has represented employers and high-value employees in cases before both the tribunals and the courts, with extensive experience in advising on dismissals and settlement agreements. She is regularly supported by associate Jessica McManus on these major mandates. The team has recently been enhanced with the arrival of senior associate Mark Emery from Appleby, who focuses on employment litigation.

Practice head(s):

Leanne McKeown

Other key lawyers:

Mark Emery

Testimonials

‘DQ were very accessible, easy to deal with, quick to respond, excellent communicators and also responsive to changes in circumstances.’

‘Leanne McKeown is fast forging a relationship as the “go to” employment practitioner on the Island. She is extremely hard working, diligent and responsive.’

‘I would say it is the best level of service I have experienced from a professional services company.’

‘The key attributes are personable, accessibility and responsiveness. A responsive and commercial undertaking which is utterly committed to securing the best possible outcome for their clients.’

‘Litigation is conducted in a thorough yet proportionate manner. She is relentless and tigerish in pursuing the best interests of her clients.’

Key clients

Manx Industrial Relations Service

Standard Bank Isle of Man Limited

Fortress Management Services Limited

Association of School and College Leaders

Microgaming

British Airline Pilots Association

Dixcart Management (IOM) Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for the British Airline Pilots Association in respect of the closure of the Flybe base on the Isle of Man.
  • Providing employment law advice to the Association of School and College Leaders members in respect of industrial action going against the Department of Education.
  • Advise Manx Industrial Relations Service on an Appeal by RL360  against a former employee where MIRS acted as an “intervenor” in respect of concerning the meaning of the provisions in the Employment Act 2006 requiring MIRS to “promote a settlement”.

Keystone Law

Keystone Law's litigation team includes Gillian Christian has a practice covering the contentious aspects of employment law, and 'exceptional employment lawyerAndrew MarshallRachel Berry is another important member of the team with broad expertise in employment that includes immigration, as well as contentious and non-contentious labour law matters.

Keystone Law's litigation team includes Gillian Christian has a practice covering the contentious aspects of employment law, and 'exceptional employment lawyerAndrew MarshallRachel Berry is another important member of the team with broad expertise in employment that includes immigration, as well as contentious and non-contentious labour law matters.

Testimonials

‘A friendly and knowledgeable team who provide good direct and good advice.’

‘They have a good team that work together to get the best outcome for the client. ‘

‘Andrew Marshall brings great strength in terms of attention to complex detail whilst also formulating the bigger picture and strategy for complex cases. He enables clients to feel at ease due to these exceptional dual strengths.’

‘Andrew Marshall is an exceptional employment lawyer. He shows exceptional awareness of complex issues and the drive needed to push complex cases forward. He has an excellent manner with clients.’

‘What I found unique was the collaborative team approach – where each person recognised their strengths and was able to utilise that of the others.’

‘The team went above and beyond taking time out to fully understand the situation. They made me feel valued and listened to in a non corporate / client environment.’

 

Key clients

Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants

Van Kaizen Limited

D4 Doors Limited

Boston Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants on all employment matters in relation to the opening of a new Premier Inn on the Isle of Man.
  • Defended D4 Doors against two claims of unfair dismissal made against the company by two former employees.
  • Advised on the asset purchase agreement when Boston Limited was purchased by RockPool Investments Limited.

Cains

Cains regularly advises its blue-chip client base on general employment law advisory matters, and is also able to draw upon its commercial litigation team for employment disputes concerning redundancies, dismissals and settlements. Associate Adam Clark specialises in employment and data protection, with notable strengths in advising on the employment aspects of major transactions, as well as drafting and reviewing contracts. Litigator Robert Colquitt is also recommended.

Cains regularly advises its blue-chip client base on general employment law advisory matters, and is also able to draw upon its commercial litigation team for employment disputes concerning redundancies, dismissals and settlements. Associate Adam Clark specialises in employment and data protection, with notable strengths in advising on the employment aspects of major transactions, as well as drafting and reviewing contracts. Litigator Robert Colquitt is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Adam Clark; Robert Colquitt

Testimonials

‘Strong technical knowledge and good responsiveness.’

‘Adam Clark is straightforward and technically very sound for employment and data protection matters, and a reliable source of market intelligence. ‘

Key clients

Four Seasons Health Care

HSBC Bank

Lloyds Banking Group

Manx Telecom

The Stars Group

Long & Humphrey

Long & Humphrey advises employers on general advisory issues but has also works on contentious issues such as dismissals and redundancies. Primarily acting for island businesses, the team has represented them in the High Court  and in employment tribunals. The 'incredibly knowledgeable, personable and sympathetic' Oliver Helfrich leads the team alongside fellow litigator Rob Long.

Long & Humphrey advises employers on general advisory issues but has also works on contentious issues such as dismissals and redundancies. Primarily acting for island businesses, the team has represented them in the High Court  and in employment tribunals. The 'incredibly knowledgeable, personable and sympathetic' Oliver Helfrich leads the team alongside fellow litigator Rob Long.

Practice head(s):

Oliver Helfrich; Rob Long.

Testimonials

‘The team are efficient and approachable and always provide commercial opinions which meet the needs of clients. All members of the team are knowledgeable and efficiently deal with all queries on a timely basis.’

‘Long & Humphrey were incredibly personable and appeared to be as fully invested in the result as I was.’

‘Great firm, great team, and my first choice for future legal advice The team at Long & Humphrey were incredible, but the standout for me was Oliver Helfrich. He was incredibly knowledgable, personable and sympathetic to my case.’

‘Oliver Helfrich went above and beyond my expectations with his thorough review, feedback and advice, keeping everything in layman’s terms. He ensured that I fully understood all aspects of the agreement, and ensured that the best possible outcome was negotiated.’

‘Pragmatic, straight-forward, reliable and accurate . Easy to deal with, responsive, quick to understand the issue and offer a pragmatic solution.’

Key clients

Peel Town Commissioners

Isle of Man Enterprises

Burnbrae Limited

Fedeta Group

Boston-Link

Abbotswood Nursing Home

Moores Management and Finance Limited

GAM Limited

Sleepwell Hotels

Work highlights

  • Advising Peel Town Commissioners in relation to internal disciplinary and tribunal proceedings involving a former employee.
  • Advising Fedelta Group Limited on a broad range of employment issues.
  • Advised Isle of Man Enterprises on a broad range of employment issues.

M&P Legal

M&P Legal is highly experienced in employment tribunal defences, and represents recognisable names such as B&Q and Lloyds Pharmacy. John Aycock, who leads the practice, has over twenty years experience in this space and particular expertise in handling issues concerning the equalities legislation and senior-level exits.

M&P Legal is highly experienced in employment tribunal defences, and represents recognisable names such as B&Q and Lloyds Pharmacy. John Aycock, who leads the practice, has over twenty years experience in this space and particular expertise in handling issues concerning the equalities legislation and senior-level exits.

Practice head(s):

John Aycock

Testimonials

‘John Aycock and Josh Quinn are confident and reliable. ‘

Key clients

Unite the Union

B&Q Plc

McDonald’s Franchisee

Lloyds Pharmacy

Zedra Group Services Limited

King William’s College

Mark Versluij

Work highlights

  • Representing B&Q in tribunal proceedings.
  • Conducting a week-long whistleblowing tribunal claim for a firefighter against Fire & Rescue Service.