DQ’s Trusts Team on The Life of a Trust

Every few weeks, one member of our specialist team will be dealing with a particular stage of the life cycle of a trust, starting from creation all the way to termination. On the way, we’ll be dealing with trustees’ duties, changes in trusteeship, trust distributions and beneficiaries’ request for information. 

The series is a helpful reminder to trust practitioners of the common issues that arise and the decisions that trustees are faced with. Each article is intended to serve as a useful crib sheet setting out, in summary form, the issues that arise, the factors that trustees need to take into account before taking a decision and the risks that trustees may face at the various stages of a trust’s life.

The series is for information purposes only and should you require advice or any further information on any of the issues arising in the series or otherwise in relation to trusts, please contact us.

Meet DQ’s specialist team:

Annemarie Hughes


Annemarie is a director in the corporate & commercial department and heads DQ’s trusts, pensions & private client team. 

She is one of the Island's foremost trust and pensions specialists.



Donna Matthews


Donna is a senior associate in the corporate & commercial department.

Donna advises a wide range of international and local institutional clients in relation to non-contentious commercial and trust related matters within the   Isle of Man.



Tara Cubbon


Tara is an associate in the dispute resolution team.

Whilst advising on a wide range of litigation matters, Tara focuses in particular on corporate & commercial dispute resolution, trust litigation and insolvency.



Libby Gordon

Libby is an associate in the corporate & commercial department.

She works closely with Annemarie Hughes assisting on a wide variety of private client services including the drafting of Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and advising on both local and foreign probate matters and the administration of estates.




Jessica McManus

Jessica is a trainee advocate currently working in the dispute resolution department.

Jessica has gained experience in a wide range of corporate and dispute resolution areas including in private client matters, drafting wills and probate   applications, trust issues and the administration of estates.




Kirsten Middleton

Kirsten is a trainee advocate currently working in the corporate & commercial department.

Her training to date has covered a number of areas, both in corporate and litigation, including private client matters, drafting Wills and assisting in trust matters.