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Charles is an Associate within our top tier Litigation team and since joining in 2015 has been involved in both international and local commercial litigation matters.

He has experience advising clients on a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious litigation matters including insolvency, debt recovery matters, contractual disputes and contentious employment cases.   He regularly appears as counsel in cases before the Isle of Man High Court.

Charles has been recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ by The Legal 500 for his dispute resolution and litigation work, gaining high praise from clients for “providing practical solutions when required on complex matters”.



Manx Advocate – 2017


Isle of Man Law Society; Isle of Man Young Lawyers Association; Isle of Man Business Network.

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Isle of Man > Dispute resolution

(Rising stars)

Charles WilliamsCains

Cains is the largest independent firm in the Isle of Man, commended by clients for its ‘range, as well as depth’. The team is led by insolvency expert Peter Clucas and Robert Colquitt, who has a very broad skillset across commercial and chancery litigation. Lindsey Bermingham heads the firm’s compliance team and as such is highly skilled in regulatory and more specifically anti-money laundering disputes. Senior legal adviser David Doyle is another name of note and an expert trust and regulatory disputes. Cross-border litigation is another strong point of the practice, with senior consultant Seth Caine being a key name in this regard. On the junior side of the team, senior associate Tara Cubbons  and associate Charles Williams are highly recommended and both highly skilled in insolvency disputes.

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‘.