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M&P Legal
Isle Of Man

Employment Tier 1

M&P Legal acts for both employees and employers on high-level executive departures as well as major employment settlements and tribunal cases, with non-contentious work including employment contract reviews and Equality Act compliance. The firm acts for banks, accounting firms, retailers and hospitality companies, among others.

Practice head(s):

John Aycock

M&P Legal is an innovative, ten fee-earner practice which focuses on specific areas of legal excellence. The compact nature of the firm provides a perfect platform for the partner-led personalised service that clients and market observers have come to admire since the previous partnership incorporated in 2000 as the Isle of Man’s first incorporated legal practice.

The firm: With the Isle of Man being a compact jurisdiction, securing and maintaining client relationships is vital. M&P Legal’s advocates have been advising some of their clients for over 20 years. The same stability and loyalty is seen among M&P Legal’s staff, with no major departures in the past year.

M&P Legal has a structure of directors, counsel and consultants and associate advocates. The team’s practical and technical experience is combined with high-quality legal ability. It is committed to providing the highest standards of service and professional expertise which results in creative solutions to clients’ problems. The rainmakers are managing director John Aycock, senior legal counsel Chris Murphy and director Damian Molyneux.  Chris Murphy and John Aycock both trained and qualified as solicitors in England and now have vast expertise and experience in their respective practice areas.

M&P Legal has three departments: litigation, commercial and private client, and has built up a particular respect for its work in the areas of company restructures, AIM listings, clinical negligence, inquests, employment, regulatory and insolvency. Clients include the Isle of Man government’s Department of Health and Social Care, the Isle of Man government’s Financial Services Authority, and is the Isle of Man counsel for English law firms (including Clifford Chance, FieldFisherWaterhouse, Bond Dickinson, Eversheds, Burges Salmon and many more). It also acts as legal adviser for Unite the Union.

Types of work undertaken: Dispute resolution: the strong litigation team at M&P Legal is known for its rapid response, accuracy and excellence. In John Aycock, Damian Molyneux and Chris Brooks, it has three senior advocates who are very well known locally and who receive regular referrals from other advocates when a conflict of interest arises. Areas of expertise include banking disputes, commercial disputes, contract claims, debt recovery, environmental law, financial misselling, foreign judgment enforcement/registration, fraud and asset tracing, injunction work, inquests, insolvency, international and offshore litigation, medical law/clinical negligence, personal injury/accident claims, professional negligence, property disputes, regulatory and trust disputes.

Employment: John Aycock is by some distance the most experienced employment law practitioner in the Isle of Man, and his presence makes M&P Legal a leader in this field, particularly as the unit also has the Cambridge University-educated Chris Brooks, who is a regular before the Isle of Man tribunals on employment law matters. They advise on compromise or settlement agreements, contract and handbooks, employment tribunal claims, helpline services, immigration, Isle of Man work permits, redundancy, restrictive covenants and workplace mediation.

Commercial:  Chris Murphy is among the most experienced commercial law practitioners in the Isle of Man. The commercial department has several specialist areas of expertise including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, banking and securities, trusts, financial services and offshore funds, together with associated compliance and management advice, insurance and liability law, international property, copyright, trade marks, patents, films and media law, e-commerce including online gaming, property law and commercial leasing and transport law including marine shipping and aviation.

Department Name Email Telephone
Head of Commercial Christopher J Murphy
Head of Litigation John T Aycock
Director Damian Molyneux
Head of Private Client Christopher Brooks
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr John Aycock  photo Mr John Aycock
Mr Christopher Brooks  photo Mr Christopher Brooks
Mr Joseph Burrows  photo Mr Joseph Burrows
Mr Damian Molyneux  photo Mr Damian Molyneux
Mr Michael Mudge  photo Mr Michael Mudge
Mr Christopher Murphy  photo Mr Christopher Murphy
Mr Niall Prentice  photo Mr Niall Prentice
Ms Amelia Quinn  photo Ms Amelia Quinn
Mr Joshua Quinn  photo Mr Joshua Quinn
Mrs Carol Young  photo Mrs Carol Young
English (fluent)