2018 News

David Doyle joins Cains Advocates
29 Nov 2018 David Doyle, former First Deemster, has joined Cains as a senior legal adviser within the litigation department. Mr Doyle will assist the litigation team and their clients principally in company, commercial, trust and regulatory matters having had more than 30 years’ experience of such matters in the Isle of Man. Mr Doyle said: ‘I qualified […]
Cains continues expansion
13 Nov 2018 Cains Advocates Limited has announced the enlargement of its board of directors by the appointment of Scott Leonard-Morgan and Steven Quayle.  Following the changes in ownership announced in July, the appointment of Scott and Steven, who became directors from 9 November 2018, and the recent recruitment of George Walmsley as a trainee advocate, are all […]
Cains lawyers recognised in Legal 500 UK Rankings
6 Nov 2018 Last week the Legal 500 published its Isle of Man results based on feedback from clients, peers and independent assessors alike. Cains Advocates is proud to have been ranked in the top tier for each of Banking and Finance, Commercial Property, Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution and Shipping, Aviation and Space. Cains is also the […]
Cains advises The Stars Group on Sky Betting & Gaming acquisition
20 Jul 2018 Cains recently assisted The Stars Group, a leading provider of technology-based product offerings in the global gaming and interactive industries and owner of brands such as “Pokerstars”, “BetStars” and “Full Tilt”, with its acquisition of Sky Betting & Gaming (“SBG”). The acquisition has resulted in the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming company and brings […]
Cains Advocates announces key management changes
16 Jul 2018 Leading Isle of Man commercial law firm, Cains Advocates Limited (Cains), has announced key management changes at the firm. Peter Clucas, Director and Head of Cains’ litigation department, has been appointed as the new Managing Director of a board of Directors who together have over 60 years’ experience with Cains – and which also comprises […]
Data Protection – GDPR in the Isle of Man
4 May 2018 Data protection laws in the Isle of Man, the UK and Europe are being completely overhauled. The General Data Protection Regulation (or “GDPR” as it is commonly referred to) is enforceable from 25 May 2018. In order to implement these changes and bring the Isle of Man up to the new international standards of data […]
Breedon Group’s £455m Acquisition of Lagan Group
26 Apr 2018 Cains recently acted for Breedon Group plc in connection with its acquisition of Lagan Group (Holdings) Limited for a cash consideration of £455 million on a cash- and debt-free basis. Lagan Group (Holdings) Limited is the Isle of Man incorporated holding company of the Lagan Group, a leading construction materials business based in Belfast with […]
Sixth-form students seal the deal
2 Mar 2018 A team of sixth-formers from King William’s College has scooped the top place in a negotiation competition hosted by leading law firm Cains. The inaugural Cains Negotiation Prize, which was specifically tailored for Year 12 students, took place in the company’s boardroom, giving students a real taste of negotiation in the corporate world. The winning […]
Scott Leonard-Morgan from Cains acted for Motorsport Network Group
13 Feb 2018 Cains recently acted for Motorsport Network Group in relation to its acquisition of the world-leading Duke Video Archive from Duke Marketing Limited.  Duke Marketing are one of the world’s foremost publishers, distributors and rights holders for motor racing content. This agreement will provide a significant enhancement of Motorsport.tv, part of the Motorsport Network Group, with back […]
David Doyle to join Cains Advocates
12 Feb 2018 Cains announces today that David Doyle, currently the First Deemster of the Isle of Man, will be returning to private practice and has accepted a position as a senior lawyer within Cains’ Litigation Department. David will take a senior ‘Of Counsel ‘ role at the firm and his start date is to be agreed in […]


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