Cains’ trainee advocate called to the Manx Bar

Mary-Louise Buxton has become the latest trainee advocate from Douglas law firm Cains to be called to the Manx Bar.

Cains has since appointed Mary–Louise as an associate within its corporate department, a role which will see her assisting in a wide range of general corporate matters, including international commercial property structures, aviation and shipping transactions.

Mary-Louise said: “I feel very proud and privileged to be a member of the Manx Bar, an achievement which I credit to the support of my colleagues at Cains, my friends and my family. As I enter the next stage of my professional development, I look forward to new challenges and gaining further experience within the firm’s corporate department.”

Before joining Cains as a trainee advocate in 2014, Mary-Louise had worked for international fine art auctioneers Sotheby’s.

Born and educated in the Isle of Man, Mary-Louise graduated from Bristol University with a degree in English literature. She then went on to be awarded the Ella Olesen Scholarship to study at the University of Idaho in the USA and a Master’s Degree in creative writing, before achieving a distinction in the Legal Practice Course.

Cains Director, Tristan Head, said: “We are delighted to see Mary-Louise qualify as a Manx advocate and hope she has a long and successful career at the Bar. These are exciting times for Cains’ corporate and commercial team (which has seen recent growth with the senior appointments of Garry Manley and Joel Taylor) and we look forward to supporting Mary-Louise in the next chapter of her legal career.”