Phil Games > Simcocks > Douglas, Isle Of Man > Lawyer Profile

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Isle Of Man
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Work Department

Banking and Finance
Corporate and Commercial
Private Client




Phil is one of the most prominent private client lawyers on the Isle of Man and has many long term client relationships. He acts as a trustee and director on certain client structures and assists clients not only with legal issues but also with the strategic development of their businesses often requiring him to travel to the Far East and throughout Europe.

Phil specialises in working with other professionals to create bespoke off-shore and multi-jurisdictional structures such as trusts, foundations and companies. He has considerable expertise in advising wealthy international families who want to restructure their personal and commercial interests as well as advising on estate planning, complex trust, probate and international pension matters.


  • Isle of Man Law Society

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Private client, trusts and tax

(Hall of Fame)

Phil GamesSimcocks

Simcocks’ private client department is overseen by practice head Phil Games, who has expertise in setting up trusts across jurisdictions, tailored to suit the needs of individual clients. In addition to advising high net worth individuals, he is also a commissioner for oaths and notary public. Louise Byrne is a specialist litigator and has represented a number of high net worth clients in divorce cases. Kevin O’Loughlin handles both contentious and non-contentious matters pertaining to trusts. Caroline Jennings has experience in dealing with complex financial matters and heads the firm’s family law practice.

Isle of Man > Insurance and pensions

Simcocks is particularly strong advising clients on life insurance, reinsurance, and managing captive insurance companies. It also covers regulatory and compliance matters, portfolio transfers, and re-domiciliation arrangements. The team also covers matters such as IPA authorisation, scheme mergers, and buy-outs and buy-ins. David Spencer has niche specialisms in marine mutual insurance, transfer of insurance businesses, and amalgamation schemes. Phil Games is a key contact regarding offshore and international pensions. Consultant Elizabeth Simpson is also highly regarded.