Alex Poole-Wilson > Cains > Douglas, Isle Of Man > Lawyer Profile

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Alex is a Managing Associate and head of Cains’ Property team with over 25 years’ experience in commercial property in the UK and Isle of Man. After studying law at Cambridge and the College of Law, London, he worked in London on major property transactions for over 10 years before moving to the Island and joining Cains in 2005.

He has enjoyed working on a broad range of transactions across the commercial property sector, advising a wide client base consisting of private and institutional investors, funds, developers, banks, retailers and an extensive list of businesses including care home operators, telecommunications companies, breweries and hoteliers. 

His approach is based on delivering technical excellence and commercial advice and his expertise is regularly called on by leading UK and international law firms seeking high quality advice and representation for their clients’ commercial property interests in the Isle of Man.

Alex is a member of the Isle of Man Law Society Property Committee and the Isle of Man Land Registry User Group and is recognised by The Legal 500 a “Leading Individual” in the commercial property sector, with clients commenting Alex “has an in-depth knowledge of property law and provides excellent advice.


English solicitor (non-practising) 1996.


Former member, Isle of Man Law Society Property Committee, Isle of Man Land Registry User Group.


Trinity College, Cambridge; College of Law, London.

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Isle of Man > Commercial property

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Cains‘ commercial property team provides transactional and advisory support to a wide range of clients, including international and domestic real estate investors, developers, occupiers and lenders. In one highlight, the firm advised Mainsail Holdings Limited on its landmark £12m sale of the Douglas Bay Complex to Douglas Bay Property. Tim Shepherd and managing associate Alex Poole-Wilson jointly lead the team, which includes Stephanie Chew, who is noted for her expertise in real estate finance transactions.