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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.

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

The head of this specialist team, Annemarie Hughes, is regarded by clients and peers alike as one of the Island’s leading trust lawyers. She is ranked as a ‘leading individual’ by Legal 500. Annemarie Hughes currently sits on the board of STEP Isle of Man.

Our team 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. Our specialist lawyers regularly present at international and local conferences and seminars and are regular contributors to trust journals.

We offer a complete range of private client services, including estate planning, wills, probate, the administration of estates, succession law and wealth management for both local and international individuals, families and businesses.

DQ has extensive experience in multi jurisdictional matters and advises internationally mobile senior executives and entrepreneurs. We aim to provide our clients with the highest of standards and excellence as trusted advisers. 

Our Private Client and Trusts team offers expert advice in the following areas:-

  • Private Client
  • Trusts
  • Charities
  • Estate planning
  • Wills and estates
  • Powers of attorney

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Private Client & Trusts Contacts

Annemarie Hughes


Donna Matthews


Barry Smith


Catherine French