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Alexander Armstrong

Associate

Alexander is an Associate within the dispute resolution team
EXPERTISE

Alexander is an Associate within the Dispute Resolution department, and qualified as a Manx Advocate in 2017.

Alexander enjoys a busy and diverse practice in a broad range of commercial and chancery litigation. He has particular experience in contractual disputes, personal injury claims, land disputes, trust and estate disputes and corporate insolvency.  Alexander is also experienced in the obtaining of interlocutory relief, including freezing injunctions and Norwich Pharmacal orders.

Alexander acts for a range of clients, including trustees, high net worth individuals, insolvency practitioners and Island based and international companies.

Alexander is a former Chairman of the Isle of Man Young Lawyers’ Association (2019-2021), and has previously been awarded the Isle of Man Law Society’s George Johnson Law Prize, winning the honour with an essay entitled “Will advocates and judges be replaced by computer-based services in the future?

He is a Commissioner for Oaths, Notary Public and is ranked as a ‘Rising Star’ in the field of dispute resolution by Legal 500.

CASES

Some notable cases in which Alexander has recently acted in include:

  • Magee & Co v Sartfell Eduation & Otr – Successfully defending an application for strike-out/summary judgment in a construction dispute.
  • Isle of Man FSA v Montpelier – Acting for the manager and receiver of Montpelier in successfully obtaining a declaration by the Court as to the effective date of his appointment and scope of his powers.
  • Kelly v Estate of Kelly & Otr – Successfully challenging the validly of a Last Will and Testament on the grounds that the testator lacked testamentary capacity.

Alexander has previously been awarded the Isle of Man Law Society’s George Johnson Law Prize for an essay entitled “Will advocates and judges be replaced by computer-based services in the future?”, which is available to read here.

Alexander is ranked as a ‘Rising Star’ in the field of dispute resolution by Legal 500. In their 2022 edition he received the following testimonials:

‘Alexander Armstrong is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with in 20 years of working in the international litigation and business area.’

‘Alexander Armstrong adopts a considered approach to litigation. He is able to distil complex legal issues into clear and comprehensive advice. Additionally, Alexander brings specific knowledge and experience in property and probate related disputes.’

Works with

Leanne McKeown

HEAD OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Jessica McManus

ASSOCIATE

Lori Feeney

PERSONAL ASSISTANT