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John Aycock

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M&P Legal

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Litigation and Employment


Dispute resolution, employment law, inquests, mediation, professional and medical negligence


M&P Legal 1997 to date - Joint Managing Director


English and French


Law Society of England and Wales
Turks and Caicos Islands Bar Association
Isle of Man Law Society
Employment Lawyers Association
Medico - Legal Society
Solicitors Association of Higher Courts Advocates
Association for International Arbitration


1982  -  University of Leeds, Bachelor of Laws LL.B (Hons)
1986  -  University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Alliance Francaise with Honours
1991  -  Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England of Wales
1994  -  Attorney at Law of the Supreme Court of the Turks and Caicos Islands
1998  -  Advocate, Isle of Man
             Commissioner for Oaths (Isle of Man)
1999  -  Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil) of the Supreme Court of England and Wales
2010  -  Accredited Employment and Workplace Mediator
2016  -  Notary Public Isle of Man

Isle of Man

Corporate and commercial

Within: Corporate and commercial

John Aycock and Christopher Murphy are the senior names to note within M&P Legal's commercial practice. The team is regularly instructed by international law firms to provide local law advice on major corporate transactions, insolvencies, trusts and gaming law. Consuelo Suay recently rejoined the firm as counsel from an in-house position at Hansard Global, where she acquired substantial expertise in the life insurance, savings and investment spaces. She regularly acts for clients with interests in Spain and is currently intervening in a multi-million-pound tax case alongside a leading Spanish firm.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

M&P Legal consultant Nigel Cordwell is an expert in medical law and spearheads the firm's developing personal injury and medical negligence practice, which also includes Damian Molyneux, who specialises in defending claims brought against medical professionals or institutions both by direct instruction or via insurers. In recent highlights, various investors instructed the firm to advise on professional negligence claims against fund administrators, and a number of liquidators sought help with the recovery of worldwide assets. John Aycock regularly represents clients in inquests and has significant expertise in catastrophic injuries at birth cases. Also notable is counsel Christopher Brooks, who is developing an asbestos claims practice and manages the firm's relationship with Unite the Union. The firm also acts for clients in the data protection and regulatory space.

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Within: Leading individuals

John Aycock - M&P Legal

Within: Employment

M&P Legal is 'at the top of the market for employment law advice on the Isle of Man'; clients value the 'responsive' team's 'professionalism and high level of knowledge' and the expertise of John Aycock, who heads the team within the wider dispute resolution practice. Clients such as Deloitte, PwC and Abacus retain the team to handle sensitive executive departures, the enforcement of restrictive covenants and tribunal claims on both the claimant and the defendant side, and to advise on the incoming Equality Act and its requirements. Also notable is counsel Christopher Brooks, who has substantial experience in the contentious space and advises on union matters.

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