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DQ Advocates

DQ is a leading Isle of Man based law firm with an international reach.

We offer a full range of legal, regulatory, compliance and tax services to our local and global clients.

We are accessible, responsive and commercial with client oriented strategies and goals. Our specialist lawyers are recommended as leading lawyers in Chambers and Legal 500.

Legal Practice Areas

Corporate and Commercial

In DQ, we know that our corporate & commercial clients, with an ever evolving and rapidly changing landscape, face many complex legal issues on a regular basis.

Dispute Resolution

DQ’s market-leading Dispute Resolution team regularly advises not only high net worth individuals, large corporate entities, financial institutions and industry leaders.

Insolvency & Restructuring

Our team regularly advises creditors, directors, shareholders, companies, fiduciaries, trustees and liquidators in respect of a broad range.

Employment

DQ has one of largest dedicated employment teams on the Isle of Man.

Regulatory & Compliance Services

Our renowned Regulatory & Compliance services team benefits our clients with over 40 years of compliance experience in the financial services sector.

Private Client & Trusts

Our Private Client and Trust team has built up a strong reputation as advisors on both contentious and non-contentious private client related matters within the Isle of Man.

Pensions

Pensions law and regulation is a complex and constantly evolving area of legal expertise. Trustees and administrators must ensure that their practices and procedures reflect current standards and keep schemes under regular review.

Tax

We are recognised for providing innovative and effective solutions to complex direct and indirect tax law matters.

Testimonials

Legal 500 2023

“DQ were extremely responsive and worked with us on a number of transactions that required time sensitive attention, technical input and adapting to different requirements at the eleventh hour. It is one of the best collaborative approach firms that I have worked with in the IOM and have recommended them to other professionals who have had a similar experience.”

Legal 500 2023

“DQ attorneys are extremely skilled in their respective practice areas. They have strong relationships with other firms and government personnel. They are responsive to queries from clients, government agencies, opposing counsel, and third parties. Their judgement is sound and their advice is measured. It is a pleasure to work with them.”

Legal 500 2023

“DQ have provided tax and legal advice regarding international matters and we have found them to be professional, responsive and pragmatic. We found them to be experienced and confident in advising us and would certainly work with them again on similar matters.”

Legal 500 2023

“A very approachable team. Go out of their way to exceed client expectations. Reasonable rates and fair pricing.”

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Latest News

Practical Guide to Incorporating and Running a Company in the Isle of Man  Part 3 – Constitutional Documents
24May

Practical Guide to Incorporating and Running a Company in the Isle of Man Part 3…

On incorporation of a company under either the Companies Act 1931 (the “1931…

DQ Hosts Successful Insight Day, Inspiring Future Legal Professionals
29Apr

DQ Hosts Successful Insight Day, Inspiring Future Legal Professionals

DQ proudly announces the successful completion of its Insight Day programme. Designed to…

Practical Guide to Incorporating and Running a Company in the Isle of Man –  Part 2 – Incorporation
17Apr

Practical Guide to Incorporating and Running a Company in the Isle of Man – Part…

Once the type of corporate structure has been chosen for your business, the…

DQ’s Pledge for a Sustainable Future
09Apr

DQ’s Pledge for a Sustainable Future

ESG Pledge In the ever-evolving landscape of corporate responsibility, DQ Advocates is proud…

DQ advises R&Q on the merger of R&Q Insurance (IOM) Limited and Hickson Insurance Limited
03Apr

DQ advises R&Q on the merger of R&Q Insurance (IOM) Limited and Hickson Insurance Limited

DQ acted as Isle of Man counsel advising R&Q, global non-life speciality insurance…

DQ advises FRP on its acquisition of Gordon Wilson & Co Limited (“GWC”) and its expansion into the Isle of Man
22Mar

DQ advises FRP on its acquisition of Gordon Wilson & Co Limited (“GWC”) and its…

DQ acted as Isle of Man counsel advising FRP on its acquisition of…

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