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Dispute resolution.


Charles Davies is a partner within the Dispute Resolution department in the Isle of Man. He joined Appleby in October 2007 and became a partner in 2010.

He specialises in complex corporate and commercial disputes. Since joining the firm, Charles has advised and acted for clients in a variety of commercial, corporate and trust disputes. Clients have included regulatory and governmental bodies, insurers and city firms of solicitors.

Prior to joining the firm, Charles practised from 1996 to 2007 as a barrister in a commercial set of chambers in London (Stone Chambers), specialising in all aspects of commercial and shipping litigation, including arbitration.

Some examples of Charles’ work include: FSC v LG SP Investments & others (CHP 2012/125-6) judgments 12/10/12, 16/10/12; FSC v Louis Group Structured Capital and others (CHP 2012/125-6, 138-40, 163) judgment 21/1/13; FSC v Louis Group Structured Capital and others judgment 21/5/13 (costs); Kennedy and Australian Securities and Investments Commission (CHP 2009/15) judgment 11/11/9 (letter of request); Lakeland Oil & Gas v Transtema & Transdanubia (CP 2008/128) judgment 16/4/9 (freezing order); Mawer & Hill v Aston International Ltd (CHP 2011/5) judgment 8/2/12 (bankruptcy); Penfolds v Treasury (2DS 2011/16) judgments 13/7/12, 24/8/12 (national insurance); Templeton Insurance Ltd & Knox D’Arcy Operations Ltd v Corlett (ORD 11/093) judgment 18/6/13 (directors’ duties); and Templeton Insurance Ltd & Knox D’Arcy Operations Ltd v various (ORD 2010/93) judgment 21/1/11 (Norwich Pharmacal). Charles regularly writes articles and delivers talks on civil litigation.


Called to the Bar of England and Wales (non-practising) 1995; qualified as an advocate in the Isle of Man 2009; partner Appleby 2010.


Persian, Arabic and Spanish


University of Oxford; PCL; Inns of Court School of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Isle of Man > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Charles DaviesAppleby

Appleby is, for some, ‘the best litigation team on the Isle of Man, both in the quality of its lawyers and the strength and connectivity that comes from the wider Appleby platform’. The team broadly focuses on commercial litigation, trust disputes and insolvency, and advised Deloitte on the high-profile liquidation of the Arcadia Group. Mark Holligon leads the firm’s dispute resolution team globally and is highly skilled in multi-jurisdictional disputes, particularly involving distressed assets and restructuring. Restructuring is also an area focus for Caren Pegg who also advised on the Arcadia collapse. Professional negligence and employment are two other areas of interest. Other key members of the team include: Charles Davies, an expert in fraud, insolvency and trust litigation; Christopher Cope, who has a particular focus on asset tracing and recovery: and Claire Corkish, who stands out for her expertise in obtaining injunctive relief and disclosure orders. Senior associate Erin Trimble-Cregeen is also recommended.

Isle of Man > Private client, trusts and tax

Appleby draws on its highly experienced corporate and dispute resolution teams to advise on trusts, estate planning work, foundation matters and pension-related issues. Managing partner Faye Moffett is a key name on the non-contentious side with a particular interest in handling estate planning work for high-net-worth individuals. For contentious work, litigator and former London barrister Charles Davies is highly skilled in trust-related disputes. Senior associate Melissa Wong is also ‘a very good trusts lawyer with good experience‘.