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

Isle Of Man

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Associate Director.

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).


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Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Employment

(Rising stars)

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DQ covers the spectrum of employment law for clients such as trusts, corporate service providers and e-gaming companies. Litigator Leanne McKeown, who heads up the team, is particularly strong in equality and discrimination claims. She also assists with industrial relations, workplace investigations and is a qualified data protection practitioner. McKeown works with associate Jessica McManus and Mark Emery.

Isle of Man > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

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DQ is highly experienced in handling multijurisdictional disputes through its TAG Alliance Network and has a particularly strong reputation in handling breach of duty cases. The team’s workload has also involved assisting corporate service providers with contract breach claims, insolvency and shareholder disputes. Leanne McKeown leads the practice and is an expert in the above-mentioned areas, and also acts as head of the firm’s employment team. Mark Emery is also a key name for the firm’s insolvency and banking litigation work. Associate Alexander Armstrong is singled out by clients for his strengths in cross-border litigation.

Isle of Man > Private client, trusts and tax

According to one client, the strength of DQ is its ‘diversity in knowledge and experience’. Practice head Annemarie Hughes is an expert in trust and private client work, and is also highly skilled in handling international tax investigations. Donna Matthews has a similarly broad skillset with expertise in advising on wills, powers of attorney, general administration issues and trust restructurings. The team also benefits from the experience of tax consultant Greg Jones, who is notably adept in capital tax planning work, offshore trusts, and tax domicile issues. Mark Emery is a key contact for trust litigation.

North West > Employment > Employment

Founded in January 2020, Bexley Beaumont provides employers with advice related to the furlough scheme, TUPE, and redundancies, as well as representing them in contentious disputes. In employment tribunals the practice handles claims involving allegations of unfair dismissal and discrimination as well as disputes around employment status. Karen Bexley, Louise Carr, Rebecca Peck, and Mark Emery are the key partners in the practice. Peck and Emery both serve as employment judges.