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

DQ is considered by some clients as the ‘first point of contact for legal and regulatory advice‘ regarding pensions matters, as well as advising both local and international clients on the full range of insurance and pensions matters. Additionally, the team is able to represent clients in insurance litigation. Director and practice head Annemarie Hughes is a highly-regarded pensions specialist, while Andrew Harding is noted for his expertise in financial services regulation, acting on behalf of insurers.

Isle of Man > Private client, trusts and tax

(Hall of Fame)

Annemarie HughesDQ

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.