Peter Clucas > Cains > Douglas, Isle Of Man > Lawyer Profile

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Peter is a Managing Director and head of Cains’ top tier Litigation team.  He has been repeatedly recognized as a leading practitioner in the Isle of Man and regularly advises clients on strategy and procedure relating to international and domestic commercial disputes, insolvency and money laundering matters.   His clients include financial institutions, insurance companies, multi-jurisdictional trust companies and HNWIs as well as acting on instruction from major international law firms.

He has considerable experience advising on cases involving court approved corporate restructuring and business transfer schemes.

Peter appears as counsel in cases before the Isle of Man High Court and the Isle of Man Appeal Court and also has experience of appearing before the Island’s Financial Services tribunal.

His longstanding reputation is endorsed by his ‘Hall of Fame’ standing with The Legal 500, due to his ability to handle some of the Islands’ largest injunction and civil fraud instructions. Clients have commented on Peter as being “very professional, experienced, very responsive and good attention to detail” and “a credit to his profession”.


Manx advocate 1993; English solicitor 2005 (currently non-practising).


International Compliance Association, Isle of Man Law Society.

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Peter ClucasCains

Cains is ‘one of the go-to firms in the Isle of Man’ for litigation services and is particularly sought after for advice regarding commercial and corporate disputes, high value and complex contentious insolvency matters, asset tracing, fraud and trust litigation cases. The team, jointly headed by Peter Clucas and ‘stand-outRobert Colquitt, regularly acts for corporates, private equity sponsors, international banks and alternative lenders. ‘Extremely experiencedLindsey Bermingham is a ‘superb lawyer’ specialising in regulatory issues, anti-money laundering and international co-operation. David Doyle and Seth Caine, as well as the corporate and commercial litigation focused Tara Cubbon and Charles Williams, are also noted. Clients laud the ‘great customer service’ and ‘trusted advice’.