Annemarie Hughes > DQ > Douglas, Isle Of Man > Lawyer Profile

Isle Of Man

Work Department

Private Client, Trusts & Pensions


Director and Head of Private Client, Trusts & Pensions.

Annemarie has significant experience advising private clients/HNWIs, TCSP’s and insurance and pensions companies on complex trust, pensions and private client matters, both domestic and international.

Annemarie’s specialist areas of practice are:

  • Private Client
  • Trusts
  • Regulatory and tax investigations
  • Pensions
  • Insurance
  • Probate & Wills


Qualified as a solicitor 2001; tax consultant and trust director of Isle of Man fiduciary services provider 2002-05; senior associate Appleby 2005-2010; re-qualified at the Manx Bar with Appleby 2007; director Dougherty Quinn 2012. Publications of note: IOM chapters of Planning & Administration of Offshore & Onshore Trusts – published by Bloomsbury Professional and Butterworths’ Offshore Service published by Lexis Nexis. Regular speaker on domestic and international conference circuits on topics such as trustee’s duties, foundations and TIEAs.




Board member STEP Isle of Man and co-chair of STEP’s Isle of Man’s Technical & Policy Sub Committee; chartered tax advisor CIOT; trust and estate practitioner STEP. DQ is an Associate Member to the Isle of Man’s Association of Pension Scheme Providers.


Travel, live music.

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Insurance and pensions

(Hall of Fame)

Annemarie HughesDQ

For some, ‘the knowledge of Manx pension legislation is second to none’ at DQ. Pensions specialist Annemarie Hughes leads the team and has been advising on pension scheme establishments, compliance and disputes. She is also highly experienced in pensions-adjacent areas such as trust and private client law.

Isle of Man > Private client, trusts and tax

(Hall of Fame)

Annemarie HughesDQ

DQ‘s practice in this space is jointly led by the ‘highly reputable‘ Annemarie Hughes who is ‘knowledgeable, personableempathetic‘ and ‘puts her clients needs at the forefront of everything she does‘. She advises on contentious and non-contentious trusts, private wealth and pensions, and is particularly skilled in cross-border structures. Other key figures are associate director Donna Matthews, who is an expert in advisory issues in relations to trusts and is a qualified Notary Public.