Mark Emery > DQ > Douglas, Isle Of Man > Lawyer Profile

Isle Of Man

Work Department

Dispute Resolution



Since qualifying as a Manx Advocate in 2012 Mark has regularly appeared at all levels of the Isle of Man High Court of Justice.

Mark practices a wide range of commercial litigation, but has particular experience in commercial disputes, corporate insolvency, banking litigation, applications for injunctive relief, enforcing foreign judgments and advising on contentious issues of employment, data protection and trust law.


Mark completed his professional qualifications at Leicester University and Nottingham Law School. Mark was admitted as an Advocate in 2012, and worked at another offshore law firm for 10 years prior to joining DQ as an Associate Director in early 2020.

Mark has previously completed a long-distance master’s degree in Corporate and Insolvency Law with Nottingham Law School, earning not only a distinction but also being awarded a prize for the best overall performance in the Law School.




Mark and is a member of the IFG (previously known as the Fraud Network), which is a handpicked group of specialist fraud lawyers across the world focused on securing injunctions, asset recovery and trust busting remedies in key offshore jurisdictions.

Mark is a member of the Fraud Lawyers Association and is also a member of the Channel Islands & Isle of Man Next Gen Committee of FIRE (Fraud. Insolvency. Recovery. Enforcement).


Leicester University (LLB)

Nottingham Law School (LPC)

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Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Employment

(Rising stars)

Mark EmeryDQ

DQ‘s multi-faceted team has expertise in all areas of employment law and currently advises a wide range of clients, including large financial institutions, e-gaming companies and government bodies. Practice head Leanne McKeown  is an expert on all matters pertaining to employment on the Isle of Man, having assisted clients with matters ranging from constructive dismissal claims to breaches of contract. She is also a qualified data protection practitioner. Associates Mark Emery  and Jessica McManus  are skilled at handling contentious and non-contentious employment issues.

Isle of Man > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

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DQ is experienced in acting at all levels of the Isle of Man courts, handling commercial disputes, partnership and shareholder disputes as well as employment, insurance, regulatory and professional negligence cases, and clients consider the unit to be ‘the best firm on the island for complex trust and estate matters’. The ‘very efficient’ practitioners also frequently act for a number of the island’s corporate service providers as well as for local banks and local authorities. Leanne McKeown heads the practice and has particular expertise in acting for defendants in breach of duty cases. ‘Strong up and comerMark Emery is the firm’s specialist for contentious insolvency and restructuring matters.

Isle of Man > Private client, trusts and tax

DQ‘s trusts and private client team is able to offer a wide range of advice on matters ranging from tax investigations to wills and probate. The team is led by Annemarie Hughes , who has in-depth knowledge of international tax investigations, while also providing assistance in issues arising out of trusts. Donna Matthews has over a decade of experience in advising clients on matters arising from trusts, from day-to-day issues to complex matters such as restructuring of trusts. Greg Jones is a specialist tax consultant, providing advice to individuals, trusts and corporations. Mark Emery is recommended for trust litigation.