Kirsten Middleton > Cains > Douglas, Isle Of Man > Lawyer Profile

Isle Of Man

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial.


Kirsten is an Associate within Cains’ Corporate and Commercial practice, having joined in early 2019. Kirsten qualified as a Manx Advocate in 2016 and is a Commissioner for Oaths.

She has more than 7 years’ experience advising on broad range of multi-jurisdictional corporate, commercial and regulatory work including corporate acquisitions and sales, banking and finance transactions, regulatory, shipping and insolvency matters. As part of Kirsten’s insolvency expertise, she has assisted clients in respect of commercial litigation and has appeared before the Isle of Man Courts in respect of winding up claims.

Kirsten also specialises in employment law. As a key member of Cains’ Employment team, she regularly advises both employers and employees in contentious and non-contentious matters, including contracts of employments, relocations, policies and procedures, redundancy and office closures, share incentive schemes, immigration, discrimination claims and settlement agreements. Her clients include global and local corporate companies within various sectors, including banking, insurance, e-gaming, telecommunications and transport.

Clients describe Kirsten as “responsive, concise and commercial minded.”


Manx advocate 2016


Isle of Man Law Society, Isle of Man Business Network, Employment Lawyers Association (UK) and Isle of Man Young Lawyers’ Association.


2010 – 2014, Northumbria University achieving a 2:1 MLaw (with integrated LPC).

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Employment

Cains‘ highly experienced corporate and disputes teams are also known to handle employment work. The corporate group is highly skilled in advising clients on the employment aspects of M&A and bankruptcies, as well as handling day-to-day issues. On the disputes side, Robert Colquitt has expertise in issues such as unfair dismissal and discrimination. Associate Charles Williams is another practitioner with expertise in dismissals, while associate Kirsten Middleton assists clients with employee incentive schemes and immigration issues. Another key associate is Adam Clark, who is ‘excellent‘ and ‘highly responsive‘.

Comparative Guides

Isle of Man: Banking & Finance March 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Banking & Finance laws and regulations that may occur in Isle of Man.