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Private Client, Trusts & Pensions

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

We provide a complete, integrated service to local and international trust clients. We also provide specialist advice on establishing and administering Isle of Man foundations and Isle of Man hybrid companies.

The head of this specialist team, Annemarie Hughes, is regarded by clients and peers alike as one of the Island’s leading trust and pensions lawyers. She is ranked as a ‘leading individual’ by Legal 500. Our specialist lawyers present at lectures and conferences on the domestic and international circuit. They are also regular contributors to international trust law publications. Annemarie Hughes currently sits on the board of STEP Isle of Man.

Our specialist team, which consists of five highly experienced and respected advocates from both the commercial and dispute resolution departments in DQ, advises a broad range of clients including banks, corporate trustees and other leading institutions both on and off the Isle of Man as well as individuals who are non-UK domiciled and wish to use an Isle of Man trust structure. Our specialist lawyers regularly present at international and local conferences and seminars and are regular contributors to trust journals.

Trusts, Pensions & Private Client Contacts

Annemarie Hughes


Donna Matthews


Barry Smith